The Take: Will France’s election gamble pay off for Macron – or backfire?

French President Emmanuel Macron has called a snap election. Could he be setting himself up for defeat?

French President Emmanuel Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a news conference about the priorities of his Renaissance party and its allies ahead of the early legislative elections in Paris, France, June 12, 2024 [Stephane Mahe/Reuters]

Following a European Union election victory for France’s far-right, French President Emmanuel Macron decided to dissolve parliament. Now, France is facing a snap election and voting begins on June 30. With the far-right National Rally projected to win, what will the future of France look like?

In this episode: 

  • Tristan Redman (@TristanAJE), Al Jazeera senior producer and host of the award-winning investigative podcast Ghost Story

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by David Enders, and Duha Mosaad, with Amy Walters, Chloe K Li, Mohammed Zain Shafi Khan, Manahil Naveed and our host, Natasha Del Toro, in for Malika Bilal. 

Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik. Munera Al Dosari and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers.

Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer and Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

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Source: Al Jazeera