Emmanuel Macron a chastened and greatly weakened leader

On the night in April when Emmanuel Macron won his re-election victory,

No flashing smiles, no pumping speech of hope. It was as if he already knew that celebration would be misplaced.

Two months later, we can see that his famous political instincts were once again on the money.

implicit message – that from excessive factors there is just one technique to go, and that’s down.

The outcomes of Sunday’s legislative election affirm that this second time period will probably be a unique beast from the primary,

, with Mr Macron reducing the determine of a chastened and vastly weakened chief.

As an alternative of with the ability to depend on (and mainly due to this fact ignore) a compliant legislature,

the president now faces a Nationwide Meeting which can’t assure the passage of his reforms.