The results of the second round of the French presidential election are making a place almost everywhere on the front pages of the continent, from Globe and Mail in Canada until Clarin in Argentina, for whom ” Macron’s re-election causes relief in Europe “. In one ofEl Mercurio in Chile, the French president, all smiles, celebrates his victory with his wife. The palm of the title goes all the same to the title of Diario 2001in Venezuela: “ the Gauls prefer to repeat themselves “.
In Canada, The duty believes that if Emmanuel Macron wins ” easily “, It is ” difficult to know what the priorities will be for this second term, as Emmanuel Macron has charmed the left, the right and even the radical left “. Only one certainty: the president will not benefit from any state of grace “. Because ” this latest score by Marine Le Pen is unprecedented “, highlighted The duty“ in front of a diminished “republican dam”. This is the proof, believes The Globe and Mail“ deepening divisions in France, which risk making Emmanuel Macron’s second term difficult “.
How did France get here? For political scientist Thomas Guénolé, interviewed by The Press“ it is a bit like the frog which is in a pan of water. As it is gradual, she does not react, she gets used to it and she ends up being scalded. We are getting used to the rising tide of neo-fascism “.
The United States, France and Russia
In these times of war in Ukraine, the United States press notes that Marine Le Pen is, ” a longtime supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin (…): she would certainly have weakened the allied front to save Ukraine “, believes the New York Times. The same goes for the quasi-departure that she promised from the European Union, which would have ” put the EU on life support ” and ” damaged a key guarantor of peace on the continent in an extremely volatile moment “.
This Sunday’s results also sound like a warning for NATO, believes Politico : Marine Le Pen had promised to withdraw France from her integrated command if she was elected. In short, he is more vital than ever for the Center to hold in France, this key European country “, believes the washington post : “ If Emmanuel Macron draws the right lessons from this populist surge, if he responds to justified criticism and governs accordingly, the Center can continue to hold in France, and the Americans can hopefully gain ground. “.
In Venezuela, the congratulations of the opposition to Emmanuel Macron
In Venezuela, El Nacional is interested in the reaction of the opposition in this country, which congratulated the French president on his victory. She also thanked him for “having drawn attention to the dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro “, hoping that his ” support for the democratic struggle will continue “.
In Peru,El Comercio offers a portrait of Emmanuel Macron, ” “the outsider” who twice revolutionized French politics and curbed the far right “. The Nicaraguan newspaper Confidential draws a more mixed picture, wondering if, in the world in general, ” young people swing to the right “: in Italy, in Spain and therefore in France, because it is among the 65 years and over that the president has found his main support: Marine Le Pen beat him among the 25-49 year olds.
Nicaragua withdraws from the OAS
This is next, notice La Prensa, of the process launched by Managua at the end of last year, in response to the resolution of the Organization of American States declaring illegal the elections of November 7. Carlos Cascante Segura, a specialist in international relations, believes that President Ortega is following his line: “ move away from continental institutions that challenge dictatorship “. Confidential reports that the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo has also closed the offices in Managua of the OAS, which reacts by speaking of a ” violation of the most basic international standards “.
Arturo McFields, the former permanent representative of Nicaragua to the OAS, who denounced the dictatorship in his country before being dismissed, believes in Trinchera de la Noticia that these offices were part of a historic process of pacification of Nicaragua. This government is closing a door to peace “.
One more month of state of emergency in El Salvador
In El Salvador, the National Assembly has extended by one month the state of emergency put in place by President Bukele, after the violence of armed gangs at the end of March which had left 87 dead. The Assembly voted 65 votes for, five against, reports Diario Co Latino. The press protested against this extension, particularly La Prensa Grafica : “ Bukele dictates a new exceptional month without debate “.
The newspaper denounces a fiction », that of a « State that magically solves the public security crisis by detaining 13,000 people, the same magic with which for two and a half years it claimed to have solved it with a program of social reconstruction that today shines with its silence and its obsolescence “.
El Salvador interviewed lawyers, for whom the extension of the state of emergency ” is not necessary“: one of them explains that before the introduction of this law, nothing prevented the security forces from locking up members of armed gangs. The lawyers also denounce the abuses and violations of human rights committed against people locked up when they had no connection with these gangs. La Prensa Grafica recalls that so far four people have died in prison during the state of emergency. ” Nayib Bukele’s authoritarian drift has deepenedduring this month of state of emergency, estimates in El SavadorHuman Rights Watch investigator Juan Pappier.