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France in a deep political crisis – “Striking Macron with a bat”

A new election campaign is underway in France for snap parliamentary elections announced by President Emmanuel Macron after the far-right’s historic victory in European elections on Sunday, a poker move that plunges the country into deep political limbo. Three lightning weeks begin before the first round on June 30 and then the second on July 7, just before the Paris Olympics (July 26 – August 11). In the face of the “rise of the nationalists”, the head of state explained that he wants to “give back” to the French the possibility to “choose our parliamentary future by voting” by announcing the dissolution of the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament. It is a “lightning bolt” as well as a “poker move” at a time when “there is a very strong will on the part of the French to punish the president of the Republic”, underlines pollster Celine Braque, general director of the Odoxa institute. Because punitive voting reached record levels. Led by Jordan Bardela, his ballot […]
Source: News Beast

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