14 Jun 2024

How a snap election descended French politics into chaos

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Across the Channel the French are also having a snap general election and it’s already descended into chaos.

The main centre right leader locked himself inside the party’s headquarters, while his rivals tried to expel him – eventually showing up with a spare set of keys.

Four left wing parties have formed an electoral alliance while desperately trying to mend their differences over foreign policy.

While one far right leader has accused the other of “setting the world record for betrayal”.