Macron’s frontrunner status conceals deep rifts in society


The lingering resentment towards the Paris elite suggests a Macron victory would not for long suppress the anger in French society that erupted with the anti-government 'gilets jaunes' or yellow vest protests.

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Gilles Lermet has had enough: enough of 45 years of work, enough of the interminable left-right cycle of French politics about to start again in next month’s presidential election, enough of cars being set alight by hooligans on the street, enough of the shortage of doctors, of declining public services and of immigration, reports the Financial Times