We can at least hope that’s the case…
‘END OF EU’ Macron aide admits French nationalists could STORM to victory in European vote
NEXT year’s parliamentary elections will be “unlike any other” because they could mark the ‘end’ of the European Union, an unnamed ministerial source told Paris Match.
Support for French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party has dropped, with its lead over Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement national ahead of next May’s European Parliament elections now only three percentage points, a poll published on Wednesday showed.
The upcoming elections are already gearing up to be a bitter battle between centrist, pro-Europe parties like Mr Macron’s La République en Marche, and hardline right-wing and far-right groups like Rassemblement national that have pledged to upend the political status quo following a decade marred by financial and immigration crises.
The survey, conducted by Ifop-Fiducial for Paris Match, Sud Radio and CNews, showed Mr Macron’s party garnering 20 per cent of the French vote in the European elections, down from 23 per cent in the last survey in June.