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World Talk Lecture Series: Oh Lord, Emmanuel! Macron’s Fall from Grace

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Delivered by experts from Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages, the World Talk Lecture Series is a new series of talks on topics of current interest in various countries around the world. Aimed primarily at AS and A Level students to stimulate interest in, and gain a better understanding of, current political, social and cultural developments in foreign countries, the talks will be approximately 45 minutes in length and be followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.

In May 2017, Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential elections with a large majority over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen, and his La République en Marche party followed this by securing a large majority in the French parliament. At the time, he was hailed as the saviour of France, and potentially of a Europe confronted with right-wing populism. Just a few months later, however, his popularity has dwindled and he is facing street protests. How can this be explained and what does it mean for his project to reform France and Europe?

This talk will be given by Dr Nick Parsons (School of Modern Languages).

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