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Emmanuel Macron, la novela

PARÍS – La victoria de Emmanuel Macron en la elección presidencial francesa podría confundirse con el argumento de una novela que ningún editor aceptaría. Y, de pronto, el que finalmente lo hace descubre que tiene en sus manos un bestseller arrollador.

Un presidente en funciones, François Hollande, decide, por primera vez en la historia moderna francesa, no buscar la reelección. Un grupo de líderes conservadores, entre ellos un ex presidente, se eliminan mutuamente, abriéndole el camino a un candidato, François Fillon, a quien todos consideran irreprochable, hasta que su pasado le pasa factura.

Los socialistas en el gobierno, después de asestarle un golpe bajo a su primer ministro, Manuel Valls, dividen su apoyo entre un burócrata, Benoît Hamon, que logra un resultado de un solo dígito en la primera ronda, y un izquierdista radical, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, que se presenta como revolucionario y adora a los dictadores y a su propio holograma, pero tropieza en el umbral de la segunda vuelta.

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