French Elections

The final round of France’s parliamentary elections yesterday was disastrous for French President Emmanuel Macron. He clearly wants to be the strongman of Europe. Yet now he’s in a weaker position than any president in the history of the fifth republic.

Macron’s Ensemble coalition won only 245 seats, with 289 necessary for a majority. This is the first time in the history of the fifth republic that the president has failed to win a majority in Parliament. Le Monde called it a “nightmare scenario” and a “stunning blow.”

Read more at “French Elections—A New Chapter for Leaderless Europe”

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