France at a crossroads: Is the far proper on the verge of energy? | EUROtoday

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Charles de Gaulle famously complained that governing a rustic with 246 sorts of cheese was all however unimaginable. Less recognized is what De Gaulle stated simply earlier than that: “Only peril can bring the French together”. President Emmanuel Macron had peril on his thoughts when he surprised his compatriots by calling a snap nationwide election after the far proper routed his pro-European celebration in Sunday’s European elections. Macron is betting that confronted with peril – the chance of being ruled by essentially the most extreme-right celebration for the reason that Nazi-era Vichy authorities – French voters may put their grievances apart and unite towards what he sees as a standard menace. But will they? Douglas Herbert places the query to Sandro Gozi, a French MEP from the centrist Renew Europe group within the European Parliament, and Thierry Mariani, a French MEP from the right-wing Identity and Democracy group, which incorporates Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally.

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