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Parliamentary election: Scholz: SMS with Macron every day

Parliamentary election: Scholz: SMS with Macron every day
Parliamentary election: Scholz: SMS with Macron every day

Chancellors usually stay out of democratic elections in allied countries. Scholz makes an exception for France.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz has backed French President Emmanuel Macron after his devastating defeat in the parliamentary elections. At the moment he is texting Macron every day, Scholz said on Tuesday at the summer party of the SPD’s parliamentary left in Berlin. “We are discussing the situation, which is really depressing.”

After losing the European elections, Macron called for new parliamentary elections. In the first round, Marine Le Pen’s right-wing Rassemblement National became the strongest force, ahead of a new left-wing alliance and President Macron’s centrist camp in third place. However, the composition of the National Assembly will only be decided in the decisive second round of voting next Sunday.

Although chancellors usually stay out of democratic elections in other countries, Scholz took a clear position in favor of a second round of voting: “I, for one, keep my fingers crossed that the French, whom I love and appreciate so much, the country that means so much to me, will succeed in preventing a government there led by a right-wing populist party,” said Scholz.

Source: Stern

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