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The Benalla affair has been merciless in the way it has exposed political life. It has shown how the government that emerged from the electoral massacre in 2017 ultimately has little democratic conscience, that combination of caution and scruples which harbours concern for the common good, above and beyond its own fate. Here is a president of the French Republic, a figure supposed to be the president for everyone and above groups and factions, who just a week ago himself launched a political and media counter-attack in the manner of a gang leader in front of his loyal followers. Challenging the opposing checks and balances of the state, Parliament, the press and even the justice system, he declared: “Let them come and get me.”
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