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Macron has been an extraordinarily shrewd politician, and has a chance to be one of the great presidents of France's Fifth Republic.In the recent German elections, in which Merkel's party lost ground and the right-wing AfD won enough votes to enter the Parliament for the first time, exit polling showed that 90 percent of voters wanted those rejected for asylum to be deported faster, and 71 percent wanted to cap the overall number of refugees.The central issue feeding populism around the globe is immigration. Donald Trump beat 16 talented Republican candidates because he outflanked them all on one issue – immigration.Positions that dozens of Democratic senators took on immigration 10 years ago are now rejected by almost every party leader. Most back then, for example, would have agreed that America's current mix of immigration skews too heavily toward family unification and needs to attract more immigrants with skills. It is difficult to be moderate on any topic these days, most of all immigration. Just since 1990, the share of foreign-born people in America has gone from 9 percent to 15 percent.
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