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Kouzelný proutek pro Francii?

WASHINGTON – Emmanuel Macron vytáhl minulý měsíc z volebního klobouku příslovečného králíka. Navzdory nevalným vyhlídkám zvítězil tento nezávislý centrista rozhodujícím způsobem ve francouzských prezidentských volbách, když porazil krajně pravicovou populistku Marine Le Penovou – a současně pokořil starou gardu francouzského establishmentu. A nebyl to jeho poslední trik: zdá se, že si nyní zajistí také výraznou většinu ve francouzském Národním shromáždění.

Zda je však politický nováček Macron něčím více než jen volebním mágem, to se ukáže až podle úspěchu či neúspěchu ekonomického programu, který jeho vláda uzákoní.

Přátelé Francie a sjednocené Evropy nepochybně pocítili po Macronově vítězství úlevu. A v prvních dnech jeho prezidentského působení za ním stojí i francouzská veřejnost; podle nedávného průzkumu veřejného mínění se prezident těší důvěře 62% obyvatel. Dobrá vůle se však může rychle rozplynout, a proto musí Macron svého prvotního mandátu hbitě využít k zavedení reforem fiskální a daňové politiky, trhu práce a školství, abychom jmenovali alespoň několik oblastí, v nichž jsou už dlouho zapotřebí změny.

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