Emmanuel Macron will he go to kyiv after trips to Romania and Moldova? This is the question that Jean-Michel Servant, deputy editor-in-chief of Midi Libre, dissects in his editorial this Thursday, June 16.
Will go? Won’t go? An express visit by the President of the Republic to Ukraine would certainly have an impact on the course of the legislative election in France. At least that is what the head of state, severely shaken since Sunday evening by the Nupes and the RN, hopes.
It is true that three days before the second round of a decisive ballot for the majority, a handshake between Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelynsky in the middle of the ruins would be very symbolic.
It would reaffirm the European values of the first Walker. Conversely, it would overhang the often complacent discourse of Jean-Luc Mélenchon with regard to Vladimir Poutine. And the extreme left’s aversion to NATO.
At the same time, a trip to kyiv would stir up criticism of a president ready to engage in national politics abroad to save the furniture in the Assembly. The coup (com ‘) would be harshly commented on by his opponents.
But the opportunity is too good. The desire to drive the point home before Sunday will probably be too strong for the Élysée.