Democracy under 'Macronism' - the dangers of complacency

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On the face of it, the two affairs do not have a great deal in common. One involves the current secretary general at the Élysée – the president's chief of staff – Alexis Kohler and the conflict between his public role and private interests. The second concerns the major discounts that Emmanuel Macron's successful election campaign received from service providers. Yet the two affairs, both revealed by Mediapart, share a common script and also highlight the same failing.