Why would Macron name snap elections after far-right’s large win in EU vote? | DW News

French President Emmanuel Macron has rolled the dice on his political future after being trounced by the far right in the European elections. He’s called a snap national poll for later this month following a major victory in the EU vote for Marine le Pen’s National Rally party. It’s projected to take over 30 percent of the nationwide ballot – more than double that of Macron’s liberal Renaissance party.

00:00 Intro and report
02:28 DW speaks with Marta Lorimer, who is a Fellow in European Politics at the London School of Economics and an expert on far right politics in the European Union
06:38 DW speaks with Jacob Ross from the German Council on Foreign Relations

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