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Dominique Reynié: "The situation in Europe is more favourable to the right than ever"

2023-06-06T19:02:01.918Z

Highlights: The right has achieved a spectacular victory in the Spanish regional and municipal elections. Is this breakthrough unique to Spain or is it part of a broader European phenomenon of right-wing?Dominique REYNIÉ: This is a fundamental trend. In Europe, the communist left disappeared in the late 1980s. Only a pragmatic left, like the Socialist Party, can make a difference. The need to establish an innovative and competitive economy; demographic ageing and debt risk, which require a less expensive welfare state. The evolution of immigration, which calls for the reaffirmation of borders.


INTERVIEW - The victory of the right in the Spanish regional and municipal elections is part of a more global phenomenon, observes the director general of the Foundation for Political Innovation*, noting the breakthrough of the classical right, as well as the so-called right...


LE FIGARO. - The right has achieved a spectacular victory in the Spanish regional and municipal elections and appears to be the overwhelming favourite in the early general elections that are being prepared. Is this breakthrough unique to Spain or is it part of a broader European phenomenon of right-wing?

Dominique REYNIÉ. - This is a fundamental trend. In Europe, the communist left disappeared in the late 1980s. The need to establish an innovative and competitive economy; demographic ageing and debt risk, which require a less expensive welfare state; the evolution of immigration, which calls for the reaffirmation of borders, European or national, and a firm integration policy; the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and Chinese pressure revive the military dimension of public power, the climate makes civil nuclear power an imperative, etc.

These conditions call for a more right-wing Europe. Only a pragmatic left, like...

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Source: lefigaro

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