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Concern over potential electoral victory of right-wing populists in France by Scholz.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) voices anxiety over potential electoral wins of France's right-wing populists. "I'm apprehensive about the French elections," Scholz stated during ARD's summer interview on Sunday. He aspires for "political parties other than those equivalent to Le Pen to...

Scholz at the ARD summer interview
Scholz at the ARD summer interview

Concern over potential electoral victory of right-wing populists in France by Scholz.

In a recent statement, the chancellor maintains his support for Emmanuel Macron as France's president, come what may in the elections. He acknowledges a shift in the political landscape if the National Rally (RN) wins a majority in the upcoming parliamentary vote on June 30 and July 7.

French right-wing populists, spearheaded by Marine Le Pen, have been seeing a surge in popularity, according to polls. Le Pen's decisive win in the European elections on June 9 prompted Macron to disband the National Assembly and call for the advanced elections.

Olaf Scholz expressed disappointment in the ARD summer interview about the election results in some European countries, especially Germany, where his SPD party suffered its poorest performance in a European election. The Alternative for Germany (AfD) emerged as the second most powerful force in Germany, and in the eastern federal states, they even took the lead as the strongest party.

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  1. Chancellor Olaf Scholz is concerned about the potential electoral victory of the right-wing populist Rassemblement National in France's upcoming parliamentary elections on June 30 and July 7.
  2. Marine Le Pen, the leader of the RN, has seen a surge in popularity, leading some polls before the European elections on June 9.
  3. Following Le Pen's decisive win in the European elections, President Emmanuel Macron disbanded the National Assembly and called for advance elections.
  4. During an ARD summer interview, Scholz expressed disappointment about the election results in Germany, where the SPD suffered its worst performance in a European election, allowing the Alternative for Germany (AfD) to become the second most powerful force.
  5. In the eastern federal states of Germany, the AfD even took the lead as the strongest party in some regions, indicating a shift towards right-wing populism in German politics.
  6. While Scholz continues to support Emmanuel Macron in France's presidential elections, the electoral success of right-wing populists in both France and Germany is causing concern among political leaders in Europe.

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