The 39-year-old strongman Europe needs
So it would appear that voters have overwhelmingly bought into Macron’s style of leadership of France, Europe and perhaps the entire Atlantic alliance.
Indeed, each segment of the vast and suffering population of France has heard something encouraging from this president during his first month in office.
Macron’s spanking new parliament must now prepare to execute these laws against the inevitable protests from a population for whom opposition and demonstrations are a way of life. Still, his campaign has suggested that he has both the temperament and, even at his tender age, the political sagacity to manage the delicate balancing acts that have eluded French presidents twice his age.
As a result, the early days of the National Assembly could be most interesting, with a whole lot of stumbling around in the dark, or the government itself, populated by a number of ministers with some real experience, driving the agenda which is a complex and vital one.
After Sunday’s vote, however, it would appear that the world is acquiring a new set of major regional leaders. The French president, his government and the nation he leads are becoming a significant force in Europe. And the United States will need to find a way of accepting, even celebrating, the new reality that it no longer is Number One anywhere.