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It’s Me or Chaos: Macron Adopts Ominous Tone Ahead of Key Vote

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron

Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

French President Emmanuel Macron and his proxies took on an apocalyptic tone during the final week of campaigning before the legislative election runoff, saying the country faces chaos if it doesn’t hand him an absolute majority on Sunday.

The 44-year-old centrist even took time ahead of an official visit to eastern Europe to discuss the vote, telling reporters on Tuesday that “nothing would be worse than adding French disorder to the world’s disorder.” Three days later In Ukraine, he depicted his left-wing opponents as a dangerous force that will bring destabilization, amid war and rising energy prices.