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In this video we’re going to explain France’s parliamentary system and why Macron has taken what appears to be a massive gamble that could end up with Marine Le Pen’s protégé, Jordan Bardella, as prime minister.

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Why France Can’t Form a New Government

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In this video we’re going to take a look at some of the potential government formations, go through their pros and cons, and explain why France now faces a tense political gridlock with no clear way out.

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Will the EU Stop the French Left from Borrowing More Money?

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A few days ago, the French left achieved a surprising victory in the legislative election. But, with their promises to spend even more money, the EU has gotten worried about its debt crisis.

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1 – https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/documents-register/detail?ref=COM(2024)511
2 – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-04-10/french-deficit-to-widen-even-more-raising-pressure-on-macron
3 – https://www.euronews.com/business/2024/04/22/could-frances-soaring-deficit-and-debt-lead-to-a-rating-downgrade
4 – https://tradingeconomics.com/country-list/government-debt-to-gdp
5 – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-03-26/french-economy-latest-budget-hole-leaves-macron-strategy-in-doubt
6 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_credit_rating
7 – https://www.bruegel.org/policy-brief/implications-european-unions-new-fiscal-rules
8 – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/31/france-drops-75percent-supertax
9 – https://www.ft.com/content/5125db1e-a0c4-4d5e-9960-59ee781ac88f

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France’s Stunning Election Results Explained

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The second round of the French legislative election yielded a surprise win for the left wing coalition and left Le Pen’s far right party in third place. So in this video, we’ll explain what happened in the past week and what it means for France’s future.

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1 – https://www.petitbleu.fr/2022/06/14/maryse-combres-nupes-se-retire-du-second-tour-sur-agen-nerac-lauzzana-ensemble-sy-attendait-delbosq-rn-crie-au-scandale-10365383.php
2 – https://x.com/PedderSophie/status/1807431269036261747/photo/1
3 – https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2024/jul/01/france-election-2024-live-updates-polls-results-marine-le-pen-national-rally-ens-nfp?page=with:block-6682099a8f081d94ff3d3738
4 – https://x.com/Taniel/status/1807909364042457401
5 – https://x.com/nicolasberrod/status/1809965737588433102/photo/1
6 – https://x.com/CasMudde/status/1810035614034657756/photo/1

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00:48 What Happened in Round 1?
02:15 The Anti-RN Alliance Explained
05:02 The Round 2 Results
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Why Bulgaria is Headed for its 7th Election in 3 Years

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Last month, Bulgaria held its sixth election in just three years, but its long running political crisis is far from over. So in this video, we’ll explain why these constant elections and they’ve struggled to form a stable coalition government.

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1 – https://www.statista.com/statistics/873736/corruption-perception-index-european-union/
2 – https://www.politico.eu/article/ivan-geshev-bulgaria-chief-prosecutor-fired-judicial-authority/
3 – https://www.politico.eu/article/bulgaria-election-delyan-peevski-boyko-borissov-state-capture-democracy-mafia/
4 – https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/bulgaria-heading-for-early-election-as-borissov-fails-to-secure-majority/
5 – https://theloop.ecpr.eu/bulgaria-turbulence-continues-after-new-parliamentary-elections/

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01:02 Context
02:33 Bulgaria’s Political Crisis
05:48 The Most Recent Election
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The EU Parliament’s New “Patriots for Europe” Group Explained

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Over the weekend, Viktor Orban announced a new far-right European Parliament party – ‘Patriots for Europe’. So, in this video, we take a look at what the party represents, the alliance, and which other parties could join them in the coming days.

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1 – https://www.hungarianconservative.com/articles/politics/patriots-for-europe_viktor-orban_right-wing_european-parliament_ecr_id_hungary/
2 – https://www.eunews.it/en/2024/06/13/groups-committees-and-plenary-all-the-dates-for-the-establishment-of-the-new-european-parliament/
3 – https://www.euractiv.com/section/elections/news/far-right-id-group-invites-hungarys-fidesz-to-join-their-ranks/
4 – https://twitter.com/RenewEurope/status/474204647410774016
5 – https://theconversation.com/unmarred-by-russian-spying-scandal-austrias-far-right-expected-to-cruise-to-victory-in-european-elections-231464
6 – https://www.ft.com/content/e0e21cd7-75a3-4bb0-a92c-17a7928ebd31
7 – https://www.hungarianconservative.com/articles/current/orban-kickl-babis-announce-new-european-alliance-in-vienna/
8 – https://www.politico.eu/article/poland-law-and-justice-mateusz-morawiecki-giorgia-meloni-viktor-orban/
9 – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-07-02/le-pen-may-ditch-her-eu-parliament-group-in-far-right-shakeup

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01:09 Founding Members
05:12 What Do They Want?
05:51 Who Might Join?
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