how is the vote seen abroad?

how is the vote seen abroad?
how is the vote seen abroad?

Since the last European elections and the dissolution of the assembly, France has been particularly scrutinized by its neighbors. While awaiting the results of the legislative elections, foreign countries are wary of a potential victory for the far right.

Since the President of the Republic’s announcement to dissolve the assembly and organize new legislative elections, the political landscape has rarely seemed so fragmented. A situation that fascinates from abroad.

The foreign press seems to delight in the chaos that reigns in French political life and does not lack imagination to find comparisons for the political soap opera of this month of June 2024. Emmanuel Macron’s poker move or the surprise rally of Eric Ciotti on the far right are described as the “Waterloo of French politics” by the magazine International Politik Quarterly. In another register, the European version of Politico, based in Brussels, compares the state of French politics to “completely crazy reality TV”. The Guardian sees it as a comedy “that would almost make Donald Trump and Boris Johnson look like competent politicians […] where everyone treats everyone else as a liar and a traitor.

The far right in the viewfinder

The Guardian attacked the RN and warned against the possible coming to power of the far-right party. “As soon as the nationalists are brought into the light, they quickly show that they have no idea who empties the trash or how water comes out of the tap,” the newspaper explained. But the Donald Trump case proved it: voters often don’t care, and they vote for them anyway.”

The Daily Telegraph wonders about the consequences of an unprecedented election. “Macron’s gamble has sparked a battle for the soul of France, which could see the far right take power for the first time since World War II,” it read.

Seen from Ukraine, the situation is also worrying. The editorial of Evropeïska Pravda, in kyiv, recalls that Emmanuel Macron is a fervent defender of Ukraine against Vladimir Putin and affirms that the RN “is more favorable to the Russian president”.

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