News of the weekend: Legislative in Spain, Greece, Mbappe…

Legislature in Spain: Pedro Sánchez’s left wing may lose power

Alberto Núñez Feijoa, leader of the Spanish People’s Party, was the favorite of the early legislative elections during his vote on Sunday, July 23, 2023. new china/sipa

Spaniards began voting on Sunday for a potentially close general election that could result in the defeat of the ruling Left, while the far-right Conservative-allied party could become part of a coalition government for the first time in 50 years.

Polling stations opened at 9:00 am and will close at 8:00 pm with the first exit polls. According to experts, the final result should be less than a million votes and less than 10 seats out of 350 in parliament.

According to the Interior Ministry, turnout at 12:00 GMT on Sunday was around 40.5%, compared to 37.9% recorded at the same time during the previous poll in November 2019.

The outgoing Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, from the Socialist Party (PSOE), called for snap elections following the defeat of the leftists in local elections in May. However, his gambit of misguiding his opponents may go against him.

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Ukraine: After Odessa attack, Zelensky promises retaliation as Putin meets Lukashenko

The interior of the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Odessa, Ukraine, classified by UNESCO, after Russian attacks on the night of Saturday to Sunday July 23, 2023.  Credit: Alexander Gimanov / AFP

The interior of the Odessa Cathedral was destroyed overnight from Saturday to Sunday 23 July. Credit: Alexander Zimanov/AFP

Ukraine has promised “retribution” after the firing of “19 Russian missiles” into Odessa overnight killed two people, injured twenty and “destroyed” the UNESCO-listed Transfiguration Cathedral hours before a meeting between Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko, a loyal ally of Moscow.

Speaking on the occasion, the Russian President told Mr Lukashenko that Ukraine’s counter-offensive to drive Russian forces out of Ukraine had “failed”.

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Greece: Thousands of people evacuated due to the Dantesk fires due to the extreme heat of the Northern Hemisphere

Tourists are evacuated from their hotels in Rhodes, Greece, due to the proximity of a fire on July 22, 2023.  credit: AFP PHOTO / INSTAGRAM @RHODES.RODOS

Evacuation of tourists in Rhodes, this Saturday, July 22. Credit: AFP PHOTO/INSTAGRAM @RHODES.RODOS

More than 30,000 people had to flee the flames, “the largest evacuation operation ever undertaken in Greece”, on the hugely touristic island of Rhodes, crushed beneath a furnace of fire.

Since the beginning of summer, millions of people in the Northern Hemisphere are suffering from the heat. According to the European Observatory Copernicus, the first fortnight of July was the warmest fortnight on record and the month of July, globally, from the United States through Europe to China, is on track to be the hottest July in history.

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Emmanuel Macron will speak via an interview on TF1 and France 2 from New Caledonia on Monday at 1 pm.

Emmanuel Macron meets residents during his last visit to New Caledonia in May 2018.  Credit: Blondet Eliot -Pool/SIPA

Emmanuel Macron during his last visit to New Caledonia in 2018. Credit: Blondet Eliot -Pool/SIPA

Emmanuel Macron is expected in New Caledonia on the evening of this Monday, July 24, where he will try to overcome institutional “fractures” by persuading separatists and non-separatists to “unite” around “21st century challenges” such as the environment or economic development.

This journey to the end of the world will punctuate a very political sequence in France, in which the head of state approached reluctantly and which led to a cabinet reshuffle. Emmanuel Macron will explain his point of view again on Monday, giving an interview to the news of TF1 and France 2 at 1 pm from Nouméa.

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The tussle between PSG and its star Mbappe continues

Kylian Mbappe Credit: Frank Fife / AFP

Kylian Mbappe in Clairefontaine, March 29, 2023. Credit: Frank Fife/AFP

Finding a “solution”: Kylian Mbappe has been left out of PSG’s summer tour of Asia, but he is on everyone’s mind, from his teammates to his teammates.

Was there a worse way to start the season for the French champions? Hidden for months, the conflict between the club and its star reached its maximum intensity with the decision to exclude him from the tour of Japan (23 July–2 August) and South Korea (2 and 3 August).

To prevent him from leaving freely in 2024, PSG wants Mbappe to extend his contract or leave this summer against transfer compensation. The player appears to want to honor his contract until the end, but has refused to activate the extension clause of his Parisien lease until 2025.

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