Emmanuel Macron caught in the crossfire

At the end of the legislative elections, French President Emmanuel Macron must deal with a new configuration of the National Assembly. While the presidential camp has lost its absolute majority, the opposition is on the rise, between the unexpected result on the left of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union and the historic score on the far right of the National Rally. A situation that inspired the Algerian cartoonist Dilem.

Has Emmanuel Macron lost the mojo? The Head of State is struggling to find a way out of the situation arising from the legislative elections, cornered by the opposition and held responsible by public opinion for the deadlock situation towards which Parliament is heading.

The National Assembly indeed presents a new configuration. While it lost an absolute majority by winning only 245 seats, the presidential camp must face the simultaneous rise of the left-wing Nupes coalition and the far-right National Rally party of Marine Le Pen.

Using the expression “At the same time” which has become a symbol of the policy pursued by President Emmanuel Macron, the Algerian cartoonist Dilem highlights the difficulties ahead for the French executive in the face of opposition.

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France 24

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