Editorial of January 13th, 2017

Obama’s goodbye: “Yes, we did”?

If Trump’s inauguration on January 20th makes some people shudder, if many are already regretting Obama, the first African American president who has unquestionably marked the history of the USA, others are wondering about his balance and the legacy of his eight years in power.

The reduction of unemployment and the Obamacare were advances in social policy; a dialogue was renewed with Iran and Cuba, but his management of the crisis in the Middle East appears to be a big failure. Besides, he leaves behind a deeply divided country and carries, in a certain way, the responsibility to leave it in the hands of an unpredictable Trump…

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