Introducing the Oedipus election

Introducing the Oedipus election, by Steerpike.

Thanks to its two protagonists — Le Pen and Macron — the [French presidential] election race had taken on the character of the Oedipus myth. The reason? Le Pen had ‘killed’ her father by ousting him from the party he founded, and Macron is ‘sleeping with his mother’ given that his wife Brigitte Macron is 23 years his senior: