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Macron, Part Deux: France And The World React In 22 Front Pages

Newspapers in France and around the world are devoting their Monday front pages to Emmanuel Macron's reelection as French president.

Macron, Part Deux: France And The World React In 22 Front Pages

Emmanuel Macron won a second term as president of France, beating far-right leader Marine Le Pen by a wide 58.5-41.5% margin ... oui, mais.


Sunday's victory was less resounding than in 2017, when Macron (already head-to-head with Le Pen) became France's youngest ever elected president. His first term left France in a deeply fractured state, as many French international newspapers noted on Monday by highlighting the challenges ahead for Macron on their front pages:

FRANCE - Libération

Libération

FRANCE - Le Figaro

Le Figaro

FRANCE - Les Echos

Les Echos

FRANCE - Corse Matin

FRANCE - La Croix

La Croix

FRANCE - L'Humanité

L'Humanité

FRANCE - Sud Ouest

Sud Ouest

FRANCE - 20 Minutes

20 Minutes

FRANCE - L'Opinion

L'Opinion

FRANCE - Le Parisien

Le Parisien

FRANCE - Le Télégramme

Le Télégramme

UNITED KINGDOM - The Guardian

The Guardian

SPAIN - El Pais

El País

SWEDEN -Svenska Dagbladet

Svenska Dagbladet

POLAND - Gazeta Wyborcza

Gazeta Wyborcza

ISRAEL - Haaretz

Harretz

SAUDI ARABIA - Arab News

Arab News

ARGENTINA - Clarin

Clarín

CHILE - La Tercera

La Tercera

UNITED STATES - The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

CANADA - National Post

National Post

CHINA - Global Times

Global Times

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Is Soft Power Dead?

With an activist Supreme Court creating a gap between democratic rhetoric and reality in the U.S., and Russia and China eager to flex military muscle, the full-force return to hard power looks bound for dominance.

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Dominique Moïsi

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PARIS — Russia's war in Ukraine rages on, tensions are erupting in the South China Sea and now abortion rights are being stripped away in the U.S.: Looking around the world, we have to ask: what is left of the notion of soft power?

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How can we talk about the power to convince when the power to coerce is increasingly the norm? And when there is such a gap between rhetoric and reality in the U.S. and in Russia and China, hard power almost seems to have become part of soft power?

“We will lead the world not by the example of our power, but by the power of our example,” Joe Biden said the day after his election. But what kind of example was he talking about? That of the Supreme Court’s judges, whose decision promises a terrible future to women and to all those who still wanted to believe in an enlightened and liberal America?

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