It was predicted that in the French general election runoff held yesterday (19th), the pan-passports led by President Macron failed to secure a majority. Despite the crackdown by the Chinese authorities, BTS’ Chinese fans are said to have purchased more than 170,000 copies of the new album ‘Proof’ on the day of its release. Morning & World, reporter Ahn Eui-geun, who is in charge of in-depth coverage of international diplomacy and security, came out today.
Let’s start with France. Was the defeat of the Pan-Passport led by President Macron predicted?
France is complex with many political parties.
According to the AFP news report based on the predictions of five polling agencies.
The number of seats in the passport ‘ensemble’, including President Macron’s centrist Renaissance Party, was calculated to be 200-260, far below the majority of 289.
The left-wing coalition ‘Nup’, led by Jean-Luc Melanchon, the unsuccessful French representative, is sure to rise to the top opposition party by winning 203 seats from 149.
The far-right National Coalition, led by Marine Le Pen, is also expected to achieve the best record in history with 60 to 100 seats.
Center-right Republicans are likely to take the casting boat with 35-82 seats.
As a result, President Macron’s plan to run the second term in office has put on a red light.
President Macron is pushing ahead with pension reforms and a promise to raise the retirement age from 62 to 65, but he has to work with other powers in Congress, which is likely to reduce the momentum significantly.
It seems that it is not easy to pursue an unpopular promise. What does it mean that Putin ate a blow to his brother-in-law?
Russia and Kazakhstan have maintained a very close relationship with each other as brother countries.
An awkward atmosphere flowed between President Putin and Kazakh President Kasim-Jomart Tokayev, who met in St. Petersburg last Friday.
According to foreign media, when the host asked about the pro-Russian Donetsk Republics and Luhansk Republics in eastern Ukraine, President Tokayev said, “We do not recognize Taiwan, Kosovo, South Ossetia or Abkhazia. It will also apply to the ‘quasi-state territory’ of
After Tokayev’s blow, Putin said, “What is the USSR? This is Russia in history,” and praised Kazakhstan as a brotherhood, but said, “Of course, the same could happen in Ukraine, but they were not our allies.” It was mildly pressurized.
Experts interpreted Putin as a de facto threat to President Tokayev by comparing the situation in Ukraine.
President Tokayev’s power base is so weak that he summoned the Russian paratroopers during the massive bloody protests in January and barely managed to suppress the protests.
Putin said that relations with Ukraine will soon normalize once the special military operation is over.
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What’s the last news?
The Chinese authorities and state-run media have usually sent unfavorable views on BTS and fan club activities.
Despite the Chinese authorities cracking down on Hallyu, Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post reported that BTS member V’s Chinese social media Weibo fan club ‘V Bar’ purchased more than 170,000 copies of BTS’ new album ‘Proof’ on the 10th, the same day it was released.
In terms of the amount, it is 3.49 million dollars, which is about 4.5 billion won.
Stella, a university student living in Changchun, said, “The Korean Wave fans here do not lose their enthusiasm when the Chinese government cracks down on it.”
(Screen source: Kremlin website)