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Happy New Year! This week we take a look at shifting political dynamics in France under Omicron. [Who would have predicted that COVID would become, once again, a central feature of French politics?] A #FrenchFriday thread with @BlochAgneska. 1/17
Up until Omicron, @EmmanuelMacron had mostly succeeded in steering the boat through the storm -- the digital health pass by & large adopted. His critics remained focused on early stumbles (mask shortages) while Le Pen rode anti-COVID pass tide with her slogan “Libertés chéries”2/
Up until Omicron, the topics dominating the campaign were reflective of the far right’s domination in public discourse: immigration, security, national identity. The obsession was fed by Zemmour’s rise and embraced by Valerie Pécresse. 3/
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This week confirmed recent trends: violence at Zemmour’s 1st meeting, a Macron tour de force to launch #PFUE2022, Pécresse picking up speed. But one disruption occurred on the left, worth highlighting even though it’s already fizzled...A #FrenchFriday 🧵 with @BlochAgneska 1/15
Faced with ever weaker poll numbers, Socialist presidential candidate and mayor of Paris @Anne_Hidalgo staked everything on an announcement on @TF1 that she was in favor of organizing a “popular primary” for the left.… 2/
A hope immediately dashed by other leftist #Presidentielle2022 candidates: Green @yjadot, Communist @Fabien_Roussel, @FranceInsoumise's @JLMelenchon. Only @montebourg is on board, but he would favor a rapprochement of programs first. In a nutshell, a failure. 3/
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How to grasp Eric Zemmour’s non-candidacy? This week for #FrenchFriday, @BlochAgneska and I highlight a new report from @j_jaures that analyzes his ideology, image, electorate, and where things might be headed. Some takeaways ⬇️ 1/14…
At the heart of @j_jaures report, the conviction that there is a need to take @ZemmourEric's (almost) candidacy seriously, especially at a time when many in the media, like Trump in his time, tend to take him literally but not seriously. Is Zemmour a bubble close to bursting? 2/
No, bc there is a deep ideology at the heart of his discourse. @MiloMLB and @PotierFred show his intellectual roots, from Drumont to Bainville to Maurras --- and how Zemmour doesn’t believe in politics, only in persecutions. To repress the demographic trends he abhors. 3/
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Earlier today, @POTUS met with French Prez @EmmanuelMacron at the French Embassy to Vatican. A highly anticipated meeting, a month and a half after infamous AUKUS spat, producing long joint statement. What’s the status of the FR-US relationship? Here, a thread. #FrenchFriday 1/
After France called AUKUS a “betrayal”&"stab in the back”, US quickly determined there was a need to fix the situation. Couldn’t afford a crisis of such magnitude with #OldestAlly. So Macron and Biden had decided on a process of “in-depth consultations” 2/…
Consultations have been taking place in a sustained way over the past month. Americans have indeed brought out the big guns – a succession of high-level US officials passed through Paris or met bilaterally with French counterparts, and a lot has been discussed. 3/
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For the past few weeks, French politics have been colored in 50 shades of Right. A year ahead of the foretold presidential duel between Macron and Le Pen, France is already battling against some of the foulest aspects of nationalist politics. #FrenchFriday THREAD 1/
Squeezed between Macron’s LREM and Le Pen’s RN, Les Républicains (LR) are struggling to stake out their territory. With the regional elections approaching in June, negotiations are taking place at the local level to determine if and how to unite against the far right. 2/
LR Renaud Muselier, from the PACA region, negotiated a unity list with LREM, only to be rebuffed by his party and forced to renounce the idea. The pushback could lead LR to continue losing to LREM, although it is unclear which needs the other. 3/…
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