European Elections: France Shifts Significantly to the Far Right

This was to be expected with the ultra-liberal and ultra-authoritarian policies pursued by Emmanuel Macron and his government, where social dialogue has been replaced by force and the use of Article 49.3 to push through all the French president’s wishes, guided by a European policy that a majority of French people rejected at the time of the Maastricht vote. All French politicians, whether from the right or the left, have since pushed to re-vote among themselves [to impose this form of anti-democratic economic Europe], leading a majority of French people to vote against traditional politicians, who in their eyes have all failed. The population no longer believes in their promises.

For the French far right, elected with more than 32% of the votes, the presidential party garnered only 15.4%, roughly corresponding to the people who still vote for this political party, which has not been in the majority since the last presidential election. Consequently, the French government finds itself in total embarrassment, with opposition likely to be systematic in Brussels. Emmanuel Macron is thus caught in his own trap, favoring his most extreme friends to take over all private media in France and imposing a similar format on public broadcasting.

The major culprits of this phenomenon are, in fact, the Socialist Party, the Greens, the centrists, and right-wing parties. The policies they have pursued over the last 30 years have led to this state of affairs. What is happening in France is happening elsewhere in Europe, and it is evident that the traditional political parties continue to promote this imposed ultra-liberal Europe. If this path continues, the French far right has every chance of winning the next presidential election. Continuing with this kind of policy makes it unlikely that political parties will regain control.

Across Europe, people are calling for renewal, more social and humanistic policies, and better management of immigration, just as they are in France. The traditional parties are no longer credible, and the only political party in France promising things that a majority of French people want—better purchasing power, immigration control, and more—is the far right. Meanwhile, all the others extol the most unrestrained ultra-liberalism and punitive ecology.

In such a situation, it is urgent for the current government to be dissolved and for a proportional election to offer a government representative of today’s society.

Awaiting President Emmanuel Macron’s speech in the coming hours…

The Editorial Team.