Emmanuel Macron mocked by Vladimir Putin’s experts after the failure of the elections |  World |  News
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Emmanuel Macron mocked by Vladimir Putin’s experts after the failure of the elections | World | News

French President Emmanuel Macron has faced serious embarrassment following a major setback in the recent European Parliament elections. Kremlin pundits wasted no time in mocking Macron, whose anti-Russian party suffered a considerable defeat.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on the election results, highlighting the growing influence of right-wing parties.

“Even if so far the pro-European parties retain their leading position, over time the right-wing parties will overtake them,” Peskov said, highlighting the changing political landscape within the European Union.

Vyacheslav Volodin, head of the Russian State Duma, used Telegram to further ridicule Macron and also targeted German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. “Macron and Scholz are clinging to power with their last strength,” Volodin wrote, adding: “The right thing to do would be to resign and stop making fun of their citizens.”

Volodin attributed the election results in France and Germany to several factors, including economic stagnation, the migration crisis and involvement in the Ukrainian conflict.

He argued that these problems have left European leaders vulnerable and disconnected from the interests of their citizens.

Sergei Markov, a pro-Kremlin analyst and former Kremlin adviser, also linked Macron’s defeat to the ongoing war in Ukraine.

In a bold claim, Markov suggested that the French electorate’s dissatisfaction with Macron was due to his support for the war. “I hope Macron understands that the French reject him because he is fueling the war against Russia in Ukraine,” Markov joked. He further speculated that Macron could make the situation worse by provoking conflict between NATO and Russia.

The European Parliament elections saw a notable increase in support for the far right in France, led by Marine Le Pen’s National Rally.

In response to this political shift, Macron called for early legislative elections, recognizing the need to confront the new political reality.

The poor results of his pro-European party, which garners less than half the support of the National Rally, has forced Macron to reconsider his approach.

By dissolving parliament and calling new elections, Macron aims to rally voters against the far-right in national elections.

However, the move carries significant risks, as it could pave the way for the far right to run the government for the first time since World War II. With three years left in his mandate, Macron could find himself forced to collaborate with a Prime Minister from a party fundamentally opposed to his policies.