France’s NFP: What does the left-wing alliance “Nouveau Front Populaire” stand for?

The “Nouveau Front Populaire” is the surprise winner in France, but the left-wing alliance represents a variety of positions in its program. What does that mean for the future government?

The president had gambled and wanted clarity. Should the right-wing populists really govern France? Should Marine Le Pen’s people give the country direction? The French answer: No. But also, France is obliged: C’est compliqué.

In future, there will be three blocks of roughly equal strength in the National Assembly. What would sound like a return to the leisurely years of the Bonn Republic for Germany represents a huge challenge for the French system. Here, the focus is on clear majorities, on governing without compromise – not on coalitions.

Source: Stern

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