Twin Disaster for the Spanish Socialists and Emmanuel Macron

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This week's episode looks back at two European election results – the French legislative assembly and the state election in the Spanish region of Andalusia. Juan Manuel Moreno and his Andalusian Peoples Party won a stunning majority and topped the polls for only the second time. How did the centre-right win in this traditionally leftist region? And now after three consecutive regional disappointments, what impact will this have on Pedro Sanchez’s national Socialist government?

In France, Emmanuel Macron’s Ensemble alliance have lost their majority and will have to negotiate with other blocs in the National Assembly. Sam and Chern assess the most likely allies and what this fractured parliament will mean for governance. After pledging to become Prime Minister, will this result be a disappointment for Jean-Luc Melenchon and his NUPES alliance? How did the National Rally vastly outperform polling expectations? And with the slimmest relative majority in modern French political history, will this legislative term last the full 5 years? All these questions, and more, answered in this week's podcast.

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