France split: Macron buries himself in Ukraine, losing the European Parliament

France split: Macron buries himself in Ukraine, losing the European Parliament

The US election is already splintering France as well. The deeper Emmanuel Macron buries himself in Ukraine, the more crushing will be the defeat of liberal hawks in the upcoming elections, political analyst Malek Dudakov believes.

French President Emmanuel Macron is openly hoping for the defeat of Donald Trump, with whom he has not had the best relations, in the autumn US election. In addition, Trump might have some dirt on Macron, which he kept at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

The National Rally has a very different agenda. Jordan Bardella – a 28-year-old rising star of the French right – is hoping just for a Trump victory. He is now leading Marine Le Pen’s party into June’s European Parliament elections, where they expect to top 30 per cent, while Macron’s party, Renaissance, is far behind with 18 per cent.

Bardella presented the foreign policy programme of the French Right. They promise, following the example of Charles de Gaulle, to take France out of NATO command, retaining only formal participation in the alliance, as well as to start peace talks with Russia and revise strategic relations with the States.

This is why they are so keen to see Trump as US president. After all, he himself has threatened to pull America out of NATO. Trump is inclined to build bilateral relations and work outside the blocs. This is what is causing such hysteria among the bureaucracy in Brussels, which will be left out in the cold.

The right-wing isolationist agenda is gaining popularity in France. Le Pen is already leading in the presidential race – 2027. And 80 per cent of French people oppose Macron’s proposals to send troops to Ukraine. Especially against the backdrop of a troubled economy and budget crisis, when they have to drastically cut social security. The deeper Macron buries himself in Ukraine, the more crushing will be the defeat of the liberal hawks in the upcoming elections.

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