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Superwahljahr 2024: Gridlock After Elections in France? A View from Berlin

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

After a poor showing in the European parliamentary election last month, French President Emmanuel Macron called for snap elections. Although a left-wing coalition was able to stave off the far-right National Rally, no party was able to gain an absolute majority in Sunday’s second round of elections and Macron appears to be weakened. France now faces a hung parliament.

Join the ACG for a virtual discussion with Jacob Ross, Research Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations, on the path forward after the second round of elections in France and the future of Franco-German relations.

Jacob Ross is a Research Fellow at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V. (German Council on Foreign Relations, DGAP), where he focuses on France and Franco-German relations. He initially joined the DGAP in June 2021. Previously, he worked as a research assistant at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels. He had already gained experience within the Franco-German context while working at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and during his work as a parliamentary assistant to Sabine Thillaye, Chair of the European Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly.

Mr. Ross also received the majority of his academic training in France: first, within a Franco-German double-degree program at the Institute of Political Science (IEP) in Lille and, later, at the IEP in Paris and at the Ecole nationale d’administration (Ena) in Strasbourg. He also studied at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna while earning a master’s degree in international relations and economics.


July 11
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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