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“The Yellow Vests are really concentrating the debate on domestic issues, pulling all European, international issues out of the debate”

For our researcher Elvire Fabry, “Mélenchon isn’t succeeding in the European election race, even with a young, dynamic head of list, because he didn’t succeed in providing meaningful answers to the Yellow Vests; if he had done so, he could really have capitalised on the success on their movement.”

|   04/05/2019               |   France 24 English             |   Fabry Elvire             |   Democracy and citizenship

Polling data suggests that the May 26 European election in France will see a battle for first place between Macron’s and Le Pen’s parties, low turnout, a disappointing result for a Yellow Vest list, and a drubbing for France’s fractured left.

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