“France’s early elections: when the unthinkable became possible” – The Guardian

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In our roundup of newspapers today, we cover the results of the first round of legislative elections in France, the rise of the far right, the similarities between Trump and Netanyahu, and the decline of democracy in the United States and Europe.

We start with the British newspaper The Guardian, where the results of the first round of legislative elections in France, which resulted in the advance of the far right, dominated the editorials of British newspapers. In our review of the newspapers, we will discuss the Guardian’s editorial, which came under the title “Early elections in France: when the unthinkable became possible.”

The newspaper says that if French President Emmanuel Macron still held out hope that his decision to hand Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Rally party, early parliamentary elections would bear fruit, “those hopes have certainly been dashed now.”

“Macron recklessly gambled” that the National Rally’s historic levels of support would evaporate once protesting voters faced the prospect of a far-right government for the first time in post-war history, the newspaper says, “but that gamble didn’t pay off.”

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