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[–]unagisongsBurn down Reddit! 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Who'd have guessed that actions have consequences!

[–]penelopepnortneyBecome ungovernable 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And then there's this: Forget the far right. It’s the left that may squeeze Macron out of power.:

But after Macron’s risky decision to call early elections following the far-right National Rally’s crushing victory in the EU vote, left-wing parties have come together in a swift marriage of convenience.

The country’s four main left-wing forces, the Greens, Socialists, Communists and hard-left firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s France Unbowed (LFI) movement, sealed an agreement on Thursday with a shared manifesto to run under one banner, the New Popular Front.

Had the left parties decided to run separately, their chances of making the run-off anywhere would’ve been slim. But with single candidates in each district, the left has offered itself a chance to become the National Rally’s strongest and main challenger.

New polling shows 25 to 28 percent of likely voters backing the New Popular Front on June 30, against roughly 31 percent for the National Rally, while Macron and his allies remain below the 20 percent threshold. Such a gap could effectively block the president’s coalition from making the runoff in an overwhelming majority of electoral districts.

[–]RandomCollection[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

https://archive.ph/UIAw4

Keep in mind that the vote isn't so much for Le Pen as much as it is against the Establishment of France.

[–]unagisongsBurn down Reddit! 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

One can only drink from the neoliberal curdled milk jug for so long. The left's jug had a hole put in it by the neoliberals. Now all that is left for the French is for them is go further and further right. The neoliberals make the improbable, inevitable.