Der SpiegelDer Spiegel

The beneficiary of bedlam: Marine Le Pen surges as Macron's star fades

By Britta Sandberg

28 Mar 2023 · 13 min read

Editor's Note

France's unpopular pension reform has put right-wing populist Marine Le Pen in a "convenient position," writes Der Spiegel. She can simply wait and then reap the benefits of this political storm.

The intense protests against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform in France have put him on the defensive. Right-wing populist Marine Le Pen is reaping the benefits.

Maybe the most notable thing about Marine Le Pen on this Thursday afternoon is her tone of voice. Calmly and earnestly, the right-wing firebrand accuses French President Emmanuel Macron of setting fire to the country.

Sign in to informed

  • Curated articles from premium publishers, ad-free
  • Concise Daily Briefs with quick-read summaries
  • Read, listen, save for later, or enjoy offline
  • Enjoy personalized content