She has a better chance than before
Incumbent President Emmanuel Macron and the head of the National Rally party Marine Le Pen entered the second round of the presidential elections in France. Politicians already participated in the race for the presidency in 2017, when Macron won, but domestic experts believe that now Le Pen's chances of winning the election have increased significantly.
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In an interview with Life.ru, the political observer of the Geopolitika.ru portal Daria Platonova noted that five years have passed since the defeat of Le Pen in 2017, and during this time Macron showed what his policy is. According to the expert, during this period, the term “macronism” was developed, which among the French is associated with the economic crisis, as well as the migration collapse and ineffective foreign policy.
In addition, along with this, Platonova singled out the failure of a conditional peacekeeping mission in Ukraine and the African direction, where the French president acted “like a neo-colonist”, while allowing the French troops to “shamefully leave Mali.”
The expert believes that over the past five years, Macron has managed to prove himself, and he no longer has the support that he had in 2017. According to Platonova, the situation of France at the moment is critical in many areas. She noted that anti-Russian sanctions have dealt a severe blow to farmers, who are peripheral France and the backbone of the country.
In addition, the expert added that the ministers urge the French to lower the temperature in their homes by two to three degrees, which for them is unacceptable. Moreover, according to Platonova, heating in France is already quite expensive. The expert believes that against the background of all this, fertile ground appears for a very different outcome of events, including the “Trumpist scenario”
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