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NUEVA YORK – La probable victoria de Emmanuel Macron en las elecciones presidenciales francesas ha generado un suspiro de alivio a nivel mundial. Por lo menos Europa no se dirige por el camino proteccionista que el presidente Donald Trump obliga a tomar a Estados Unidos.

Sin embargo, los defensores de la globalización aún no deben descorchar el champán: los proteccionistas y los defensores de la “democracia iliberal” están en aumento en muchos otros países. Y, el hecho de que alguien que es un fanático declarado y mentiroso consuetudinario hubiese podido conseguir la cantidad de votos que Trump obtuvo en Estados Unidos, y que alguien de la extrema derecha como Marine Le Pen vaya a estar en la segunda vuelta con Macron el 7 de mayo, debería causar profunda preocupación.

Algunos asumen que una gestión deficiente de Trump y su evidente incompetencia deberían ser suficientes para mitigar el entusiasmo por panaceas populistas en el resto del planeta. Asimismo, se puede decir casi con certeza que los electores estadounidenses del cinturón de óxido que apoyaron a Trump estarán en peor situación dentro de cuatro años, y que los votantes racionales con seguridad entenderán dicha situación.

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