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this time the polls got it wrong the
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French stared at the prospect of a
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far-right win and despite the start of
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summer vacation came out and voted their
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greatest number since
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1981 to stop that popul surge instead
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what have we got a left-wing Alliance
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cobbled together three weeks ago after
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menion mol's shock dissolution of
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parliament it can boast the largest
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Block in the next Parliament but it's
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far very far from an outright majority
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with Marine leen's National rally
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hitting another record high in numbers
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of seats and the prospect of another
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snap election in 12 months if Parliament
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is stuck with this three-way gridlock
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with the center right can the French do
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the unthinkable that is be like the
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Germans uh compromise find Creative
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Solutions build coalitions based on
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party platforms not bonapartist
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personality contests Aman mol promised
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the snap elections would clarify those
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words clarify France's political
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landscape instead with power back in the
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hands of parliament for the first time
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since before
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1958 politicians are going to have to
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draw the lessons of this tumultuous
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election cycle and address the
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Grievances of an electorate that wants
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change today in the France 24 debate
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we're asking who to govern France with
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us she's Paris Deputy Mayor socialist
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city counselor oia pki welcome back to
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the show you welcome back as well to
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Sonia you are candidate for M's Ensemble
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party in the northwest suburbs of Paris
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unsuccessful yes our
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condolences problem with us as well
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Maxim D senior Economist for France at
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insurers Alliance that's correct good to
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see you thank you and Rachel denardio
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Paris correspondent for the Atlantic how
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are things okay okay uh your reactions
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on the hash f24 debate yeah it's an unpr
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precedented outcome uh ever since
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France's fifth Republic began under
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General deal in previous instances of
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power sharing well you know the
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opposition to the president had a clear
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outright majority Charlie James has more
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on what is now a three-way
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contest the election is over but the
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fight to form a French government has
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just begun with no clear path toward a
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majority prime minister Gabrielle atal
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submitted his resignation to president
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Emanuel macron Monday morning macron
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asked atal to stay on in a caraker
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capacity since it's unknown how long it
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will take for his successor to be
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decided left-wing green party leader
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Marine tondelier says macron should
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choose a prime minister From the leftest
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Block which won the most seats according
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to institutional logic Emanuel macron
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should today officially call on the new
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popular front to give him the name of a
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prime minister will he do so or will he
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not mcon is always for surprises we'll
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see but that's the institutional logic
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meanwhile the farri national rally after
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underperforming expectations claims the
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results are a win for the party
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nonetheless this morning when we look at
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the numbers of votes that we have
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received more and more votes for example
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than the popular front that is something
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to celebrate it is not a defeat because
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we didn't get a relative or absolute
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majority I believe it's a victory
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France is now facing weeks of political
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uncertainty and depending on how a
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coalition pans out a state of permanent
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disagreement in
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Parliament were you surprised by the
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result well we were relieved I think
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first of all um because we we thought
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the far right could be first so we were
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really relieved and then we were happy
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to that um this left
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Coalition uh was successful and so we
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are the first um well Coalition now so I
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think that Emanuel macron should uh take
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our candidate for the prime Ministry uh
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you Sonia had to uh bow out for the
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second round you could have been
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qualified for for the second round vo I
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was I was MP you know I was MP inur for
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five years years so I know exactly what
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happened when we have not enough voice
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for the SEC second tour so I prefer to
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clarify my position to to give my all
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my nobody can can give his voice really
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but we can say exactly what what we want
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that our voter vote for the the second
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tour and I was clear I was clear for
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these left wings I came from the social
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party as you as you know and it was it
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was clear for for me to do it and I was
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happy that that uh Gabriel atal he was
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clear for before the second tour when he
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asked all the people like me when we we
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have the thir the third place to vote
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and to to to uh to stop their how to say
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it in English to stop our uh
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our uh candidate and to to give our
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voice and to call for voice for for the
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right but when we talk today about this
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large majority it's not a large majority
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between Ensemble and between the the the
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center and between the left wing the
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huge left left wing we have 14 MP it's
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not it's not like we called they are a
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first group today in the French assembly
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of of course but they cannot handle I
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think that they cannot handle by
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themselves um all the majority it means
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they need us to run and to handle the
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the the government our places maybe they
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they want to really a first prime
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minister for from from the left the left
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wing and I can understand but I can say
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also that Gabriel atal he came from the
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left the left wing we will see what
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happen in the future day but I think we
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have to work together we're going to
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talk horse trading in a moment you know
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uh sandwich between the two rounds here
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were British elections Rachel den and
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people are asking what is this French
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system where uh you have one party that
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comes out way ahead after the first
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round but then gets thwarted in the
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runoff would you like me to explain the
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French parliamentary system in 10 words
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or less it's rather confusing but I
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think what we saw in the SEC the
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difference between the first round and
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the second round is exactly what Sonia
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is explaining Which is far right says
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it's not fair well the farri right is
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now going to claim that it's a victim
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even though it gained 58% more seats
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than it did before but the system is
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very clear if there's a three-way race
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the third person drops out and lends
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support so that it's a clear two-way
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race and that's why the part that the
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the national rally we thought would do
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better but it didn't do as well because
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the left saved the center the left saved
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the center was anyone expecting this
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kind of turnout Maxim D and this kind of
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result well I think the everybody was
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surprised um but from a market
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perspective uh we got to Hung Parliament
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now so meaning we don't have any party
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or coalition
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securing an absolute majority and the
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market was quite relieve this morning
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the market let's repeat that again the
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Market's relieved because it's a hung
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Parliament exactly uh because from a
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market perspective the market doesn't
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like strong majority from either the
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left or the right so they prer grid lock
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exactly they prefer grid lock or at
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least this is the least bad outcome they
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would have because if you are let's say
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the left Coalition so the no popular or
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the far right National rally these two
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parties or these two coalition actually
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advocating for fiscal expansions that is
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a widening of the public deficit in a
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context uh of really strained French
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public finances so the market you know
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is looking and now France is clearly
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under the Radder and the watch list the
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public finances are in really bad shape
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so if you do a fiscal expansion in this
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context the market would probably not
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like this again there's the makeup of
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the next Parliament you saw it in that
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report at the outset when it sits for
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its inaugural session in 10 days time
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there you see the the the numbers once
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again and you see in the in the graph
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there three blocks three big ones plus
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you can add the uh rump of what used to
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be the GES party the conservatives uh
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who are on 60 seats would they side with
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the Centrist or not that's one Prospect
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but there's also when you break it down
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by party uh uh you see a different story
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in terms just in terms of political
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parties not alliances here the the farri
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right National rally it's gone from 89
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to 126 seats it got a huge share of the
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vote record uh for for for this party in
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any campaign probably under the third
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fourth or fifth Republic Rachel denardio
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and in the two-hole uh Emanuel mol's
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party makes a late comeback it made a
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late comeback because people are
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choosing between the far right and a
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candidate from Renaissance or from or
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from the leftist coalition in a lot of
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places I think that we see that macron's
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in this strange state of limbo right
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where he is still very much in power
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he's still the president but the party
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is weaker than it used to be it lost
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many many many seats several cabinet
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ministers and then the national rally
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did do much better and now the question
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is really what kind of government can we
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make out of these results Olivia psky uh
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over in the UK kir Stormer want a
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whopping majority but the labor party's
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share of the vote went from 40% in 2017
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to 34% on Thursday here again the
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national rally is shut out of uh of
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power but its share of the vote Rises
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its share of the seats rise what does
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that tell you what's the answer well the
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first thing that it's their highest in
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history in the French history their
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highest core so we have to keep
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preoccupation uh it's not the end and um
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then after that uh
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the Republican from par worked because
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we have a tradition of mostly with the
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left parties of anti-fascism Coalition
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so that's what we did an anti-fascism
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Coalition now and that's why we are so
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high uh because we United in with that
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point but the main change is that now
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Emanuel macron is not the big the
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strongest president he used to be it's
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the end it's we are entering in a
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parliamentary regime I think now
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everything will happen there entering
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into a a parliamentary regime but I'm
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going to ask about that but first son
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the district where you ran I guess is is
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sort of emblematic because you have
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urban areas and you have more rural
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areas in that district and uh th this
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rise of the far right how do you read it
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how do you how do you stop it yeah yeah
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from the first day when we start this
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this election I found my myself in front
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of people they told me we don't need
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what the word that we hear every day we
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don't feel as a Muslim we can we can say
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it we can say say today I'm Muslim so I
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can talk easily about about about that I
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have a Muslim that I say I cannot find
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myself in my country and I have a Jewish
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friend also they tell me the say the
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same thing and I have a black people
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also they tell me the same thing I don't
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feel myself in our country and I think
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to be honest we fail on that we fail to
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reassure people we fail so you're saying
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to integrate people to assimilate uel
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macron of
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2017 he have this popular vote because
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he was clear on colonization he was
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clear on refugees he was clear on a lot
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of thing and I joined him at that time
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for that I with him because I'm loyal
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girl to our to our uh to our Central uh
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Central party but for uh immigration for
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migration and for Palestine for example
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we failed a lot of uh political analyst
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they told me no we have to talk about
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budget but it wasn't what people thought
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say says to me for weeks in the field
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people they talk about this feeling of
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we are not safe as Jewish we are not uh
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we we don't feel that we are in our
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country at Muslim we found that that we
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are pointed by the for black people etc
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etc I think we can say things than today
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but they have this feeling they don't
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talk about budget sorry for that they
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don't talk about anything they talk they
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talked about Raza Gaza and what happened
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in Raza and they talk about the buying
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power and the buying power and so oning
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sorry they didn't talk about spending
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power and spending power you meaning
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power yes the cost of living crisis
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Rachel dady you've reported for a while
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on
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on France's notion of secularism you've
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you've and and how this this
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assimilation is uh going through
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difficult times in this period of
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globalization this tussle with
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multiculturalism that according to what
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Sonia is saying uh constituents feel
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like it's not working I think that
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French is a quite complicated concept to
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explain and to articulate but it's clear
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that in this election campaign and in
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recent years there's been a
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weaponization of that debate on both
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sides and I think that many people of
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different Faith backgrounds in France as
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Sonia are saying is saying don't
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necessarily feel welcome in their own
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country at the same time after losing
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the legislative elections or losing
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seats losing his majority in 2022
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Emanuel macron governed in Coalition
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with the Republican and that meant that
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he was essentially shifting rightward so
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we had the bill we had the the law about
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um what's it called the value Val the
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the the values of values of the Republic
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law and where there's been an
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intermingling of questions of national
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identity and National Security and I
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think that alienated a lot of the
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constituents in in Sonia's um District
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but I it's also something that was has
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clearly come up in this election as well
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this this uh uh the far right which has
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uh brought people to the polls who uh
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hadn't voted in a long time as well
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because we saw uh when we saw a lot of
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proxy voting in uh before the first
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round we thought oh this is going to be
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bad for the far right turns out it
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wasn't so again there's this idea that
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France has become a more fragmented
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polarized place you agree with that well
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I don't know if I'm question was for me
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or for you the question is for for you
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Maxim d I'm an economy so I don't think
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I'm the better place to answer this
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question uh what because we've had we've
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had all these years of Emanuel mcon
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selling selling the fact that France is
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open for investment that it's place so
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yeah you're raising a very interesting
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question so as you saidu macron run very
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Pro business policies the business were
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very happy with Macon investment in
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France was very strong not stronger and
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the labor market was really strong as
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well but you heard Sonia K say it's not
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all about the no exactly exactly but
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from a pure economic standpoint he did
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he manage to pass some uh supply side
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reforms what we call in economics so
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reforms which are supposed to increase
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the potential rate of the economy
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unfortunately it didn't flow down to the
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people so they felt very uh frustrated
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of not reaping the benefits of these
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reforms so first of all it takes time
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unfortunately these reforms take a lot
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of time before really increasing GDP
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growth and benefiting the people and
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also I think as you said econom ICS is
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not everything so there are also other
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areas of frustration from from my
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perspective I can see that the people
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you know care about uh you know they
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voted on I don't know security maybe
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immigration economics is not the only
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topic you know and so now we find
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ourselves in a situation where you have
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these three blocks none with any
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possibility of having an outright
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majority as it stands the old joke goes
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it in France we don't have oil but we
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have ideas well wanted some creative
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thinking for what comes next in curious
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has
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that in France's new divided National
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Assembly the only thing certain is a
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power struggle parliament's lower house
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now essentially split into three blocks
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Far Right Center and left none are close
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to the 289 seats required for an
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absolute majority French center-left
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leader rapael glesman is calling on MPS
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to work together despite not liking each
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other
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a divided Parliament so people are going
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to have to behave like adults we're
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going to have to talk to each other we
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have to accept that the National
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Assembly is now the heart of
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power so can they cooperate the far-left
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France unbowed party a member of the
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left dis block will not work with
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President Emanuel macron's
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centrists we refuse to enter into
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negotiations with his party and play his
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game but there has been talk of a so
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called Rainbow Coalition comprised of
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the leftist greens to the center right
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Republicans you exclude the extremes on
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the extreme left and the extreme right
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and you have a Democratic and Republican
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Group which according to me should talk
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to each other recognize each other
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accept each other and the next day
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govern
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together however France has no
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experience with Broad coalitions and few
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other parties are eager to associate
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with mrcon whose approval rating is in
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the 20s another option is a technocratic
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government made up of politically
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neutral experts who manage day-to-day
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Affairs until there's a political
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breakthrough but this too would be a
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departure from French tradition the
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clock is ticking the National Assembly
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convenes on July 18th and the Summer
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Olympics are less than 3 weeks
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away yski what do you think of a Rainbow
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Coalition would that be a good idea
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first of first of all I think that this
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is the the bet the Gumble of uh Emanuel
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mcon was a failure so this is the first
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thing to do so they have to stop to be
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that arrogant stop saying what the left
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should should choose we are going to CH
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to choose between us who's going to who
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can be the Prime Minister then after but
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saying first of all uh we don't want
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this one we don't want this one I think
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this is not a solution to have a real
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Coalition and when I saw today that
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Emanuel macron had lunch with some uh
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Republicans leaders Asic a conservative
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party yes Valerie p and so on I think
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this is very strange come on uh
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beginning uh do by doing this I I don't
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know what he's doing but if he tries
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another tactic I think it will fail so I
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think that Emanuel macron should stop
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all this let us do let the left do this
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his part and then we'll see how we can
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find a majority together all right uh we
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can cross now outside the French
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presidential Palace to France 24s clis
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cazali clis there's a lot going on in
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Paris this Monday several all smalles
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away from you behind closed doors the
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leaders of the left are in the midst of
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trying to agree on a consensus candidate
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honing their platform where you are as
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you just heard Olivia psky say uh
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there's been a lot of toing and frowing
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starting with of course the Prime
00:20:35
Minister tendering his resignation and
00:20:37
then offering uh to stay on as caretaker
00:20:41
uh of course constitutionally clis
00:20:43
Emanuel mcon doesn't have to ask the
00:20:46
left Alliance to form the next
00:20:50
government indeed it's the tradition for
00:20:53
the French President to pick the Prime
00:20:55
Minister from the party that has the
00:20:58
majority it of seats the problem is
00:21:00
you've got this leftwing Coalition made
00:21:01
up of several uh parties and what we are
00:21:04
witnessing here is a situation where the
00:21:07
French President is in no rush really
00:21:10
and that's why Gabriel atal is staying
00:21:12
put for the time being that's why
00:21:13
Gabriel atal the Prime Minister said
00:21:15
yesterday that he could uh continue uh
00:21:18
being the Prime Minister even through
00:21:21
the Olympic Games because there's a need
00:21:23
for stability that's what the elizi uh
00:21:25
said so what we are witnessing here is
00:21:28
also the French President possibly
00:21:31
trying to get a coalition government but
00:21:34
without uh the um radical left France on
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bow of Jean luk Milano his Entourage has
00:21:40
always said no way we won't govern with
00:21:42
them and they don't want to govern with
00:21:44
us anyway so that's why uh president
00:21:47
mcon wants to create some kind of
00:21:50
government some kind of majority they
00:21:52
could stand in Parliament that goes from
00:21:54
the conservative party Republic right to
00:21:58
the communist but will the new popular
00:22:01
front the leftwing block crumble there
00:22:03
are signs that there are deep divisions
00:22:06
running in that leftwing block with
00:22:09
France on bad the radical left angering
00:22:11
many from the leftwing notably Jean luk
00:22:15
milon their leader who's clearly
00:22:17
infuriated many at the left so now it's
00:22:21
all about negotiations in the coming
00:22:23
days we'll see what happens bear in mind
00:22:25
also the French President is heading on
00:22:27
Wednesday to Washington for the NATO
00:22:31
Summit again it does not seem that the
00:22:33
French President is in any Rush Olia
00:22:37
psky you just heard clis Kazi many
00:22:38
thanks clis for that update outside the
00:22:40
presidential Palace uh so would would
00:22:44
would you be amenable to let's say if
00:22:47
putting aside Jean ruk Menon who's been
00:22:50
sort of uh branded as the French jemy
00:22:52
Corbin kind of toxic for the rest of the
00:22:55
left uh and trying to form some kind of
00:22:58
Grand Coalition well the our Coalition
00:23:02
she want to say yes but she can't our
00:23:06
green uh left Coalition uh said that we
00:23:10
are going to meet few many times and
00:23:13
then we will say who's going to be the
00:23:16
one who was been chosen so I think you
00:23:18
have to wait a little bit so you think
00:23:21
the left Coalition will have we will
00:23:23
have a name and um and then uh he he has
00:23:27
to take it but aside from the name issue
00:23:30
it's really also a question of policy
00:23:32
where what we have a socialist
00:23:34
politician and a Renaissance politician
00:23:36
here on the on the stage where do you
00:23:38
see policy converging what are some
00:23:41
areas where you think you can find
00:23:42
convergence I would also add there also
00:23:44
the I mean political gridlocks is
00:23:46
probably going to continue for the next
00:23:47
couple of weeks we don't know maybe
00:23:48
through the Olympics says CL through the
00:23:50
Olympics maybe we're going to have a
00:23:52
technocratic government so MPS from the
00:23:54
left from the right implicitly or
00:23:56
explicitly agreeing to back a government
00:23:59
because now the issue I mean the hard
00:24:01
deadline is going to be and I don't
00:24:03
think many people have that in mind is
00:24:05
going to be end of September when the
00:24:06
parliament has to vote the budget the
00:24:08
draft budget Bill otherwise the French
00:24:10
state is going to be shut down they need
00:24:12
to pay the civil servants they need to
00:24:13
you know to
00:24:15
to a US style shutdown it's POS it's
00:24:18
very unlikely because France you know
00:24:19
Constitution is very different from the
00:24:21
US but it's a possibility uh that if by
00:24:24
end of September September nobody agrees
00:24:26
on the government we don't have a buget
00:24:28
and if we don't have a budget we're not
00:24:30
running the state for 2025 we're not
00:24:32
paying the civil servants you know all
00:24:34
this kind of stuff which we thought
00:24:35
would only happen in the United States
00:24:37
so I think by the end of September the
00:24:40
political parties May well have to find
00:24:43
someone to rule the
00:24:44
country just two word about about the
00:24:47
failure of Emanuel macron because we
00:24:49
cannot say a failure when we have two
00:24:51
two
00:24:52
200,000 and this real uh job we cannot
00:24:55
fail fail when we increase the the
00:24:57
budget of hospital when you so we we we
00:25:00
have to be we have to be fair I can
00:25:03
understand that we say that he's
00:25:04
arrogant he's blah blah blah but we have
00:25:07
to be fair with statistic and with with
00:25:10
num numbers but when when we talk about
00:25:14
brial he was clear about the Coalition
00:25:18
that we can do after this the second
00:25:20
tour we was clear we can work with all
00:25:23
the Republican without M and without
00:25:27
Marine Leen we cannot be more more clear
00:25:29
than
00:25:30
that and if the left gets its act
00:25:33
together and does come up with a common
00:25:36
platform and a common candidate do they
00:25:38
get I mean no no but I'm asking you a
00:25:40
question here have a common platform if
00:25:42
they do get their act together and do
00:25:44
have a common
00:25:45
candidate does Emanuel mcon have a moral
00:25:48
obligation even though I know it's not
00:25:50
in the Constitution to ask them have a
00:25:52
first shot at trying to form a
00:25:53
government if he can run the country
00:25:56
with just one 56 I think MPS so they can
00:26:01
they can do it I know the Parliament and
00:26:02
I know that exactly we cannot vote when
00:26:05
we have group when we have group like
00:26:08
that they are they are the first group
00:26:11
you are the first group I understand it
00:26:12
but you are the first group to have all
00:26:14
the post we cannot we we don't talk
00:26:16
enough about about that be before we
00:26:19
have the election of the minister we
00:26:21
have the election of the president of
00:26:23
the French assembly when we are the
00:26:25
first party the first number of the
00:26:28
first MP's party in the in the French
00:26:31
assembly you have all the post French uh
00:26:34
the president of the French assembly the
00:26:36
secretary etc etc they gave you force Al
00:26:40
also they gave you money etc etc this is
00:26:42
the first round that they will be done
00:26:45
in in the 18
00:26:47
18i but I think that Emanuel macron he
00:26:50
have it's my opinion he have to listen
00:26:53
to this left
00:26:55
wing but up to him him I'm not him up to
00:26:59
him to choose with which party he want
00:27:01
to D would the voters
00:27:05
understand if the next government M
00:27:08
after such a rejection of Emanuel Macon
00:27:13
uh has his his uh his Ensemble party in
00:27:17
in Coalition I think he go only going to
00:27:20
increase frustration among the voters in
00:27:22
France now you got the free blocks they
00:27:24
divided it's really hard to get them
00:27:26
together to agree on anything you were
00:27:28
talking about uh the prospect of a left
00:27:31
wing government I think it's I would say
00:27:33
this is the most the second most likely
00:27:35
outcome second most I think the most
00:27:37
likely outome would be eventually te
00:27:38
technocratic government well we just so
00:27:40
happens that we have with us yeah so the
00:27:42
second likely I think would be a left
00:27:44
minority left wi government why why I
00:27:46
say minority because I don't think any
00:27:48
MPS from macron's Coalition or from
00:27:51
National rally would ever support these
00:27:54
government so the first law they would
00:27:56
try to pass you know they will be taken
00:27:58
down so either all of them they will
00:28:01
vote vote no confidence most as we say
00:28:03
in French so this government will be
00:28:05
taken down or they would try to pass
00:28:08
some you know very contentious reform or
00:28:10
laws and nobody would agree on that okay
00:28:12
so we have in our
00:28:14
midst she's not an expert on traffic
00:28:17
like coalitions but she knows all about
00:28:19
technocratic governments as a former
00:28:21
Rome correspondent Rachel denardio Mario
00:28:24
dragy for president of France not
00:28:26
president prime minister would that work
00:28:28
can can Mario dragi be uh roped in I I
00:28:31
think it's such a or his equivalent it's
00:28:34
such a unique case in France France is
00:28:36
unaccustomed to technocratic governments
00:28:38
the way Italy strugg the Poli they loved
00:28:41
drogy when he did it well the political
00:28:42
class in Italy is often blocked and
00:28:44
doesn't actually like passing reforms
00:28:47
and so when there's hard work to be done
00:28:48
a technocrats are brought in but after
00:28:50
that we've seen populists come roaring
00:28:52
back that happened after Mario Monty's
00:28:54
technocratic government during the Euro
00:28:56
crisis in 2012
00:28:58
and that that's that may as the the
00:29:01
thing about macron's government is it
00:29:02
was a little bit technocratic but
00:29:04
politically elected and so I think if
00:29:06
you put in technocrats now I think
00:29:08
there's a lot of be frustration among
00:29:10
voters who said actually we voted for
00:29:11
politicians 12 months then M can
00:29:14
dissolve the national ass again Olivia
00:29:16
psky this is the irony we're talking
00:29:18
about for the first time since uh since
00:29:22
the Fourth Republic power going from the
00:29:24
Eliz Palace to uh to Parliament yeah
00:29:29
well um it's it's quite new it's a new
00:29:32
should should the should the next prime
00:29:34
minister because you the math is not
00:29:37
there MH uh should the next prime
00:29:39
minister be a technocrat oh no I we need
00:29:42
Pol I think we need politics I mean if
00:29:45
we don't want to have the far right in
00:29:47
2027 we need to send a message to the
00:29:51
voters and the moot the this the message
00:29:54
cannot be uh a techn technocratic one so
00:29:59
we have to send I mean they they want
00:30:02
change and and I'm sure that Emanuel
00:30:05
mcon has to understand
00:30:07
it they want change and they want us to
00:30:10
show them that we heard their message
00:30:13
you agree son you need a politician not
00:30:15
a technocrat u yes I agree with you on
00:30:19
on that because handling a country it's
00:30:21
not handling a company and a lot of
00:30:24
businessmen or or people from I I'm
00:30:27
Economist you know for for my for M but
00:30:30
I have I have to do it we can I I have
00:30:32
to to say it today uh we say that okay
00:30:35
we have technocrat but no we need
00:30:38
politic because handling a country is
00:30:40
not like handling a a company okay well
00:30:43
you can look at different ways these
00:30:45
people are never going to agree on
00:30:46
anything on any reforms on any taxes on
00:30:49
any spending so at the end of the day I
00:30:51
don't know whether it will be a
00:30:53
technocratic male or female or most
00:30:56
likely someone from the center perhaps
00:30:58
backed by the left and the right Maxim D
00:31:01
you know it's a you know it's you know
00:31:03
it's a bit of a bargaining right you you
00:31:05
put you you campaign in in in verse and
00:31:07
you and you and you rule in Pros so for
00:31:10
instance pension reform yes um if there
00:31:14
was a compromise by which a law was
00:31:16
passed that said uh we'll keep it at 60
00:31:18
60 going up to 64 but uh for those who
00:31:22
who started working very young uh will
00:31:25
count their years and they can retire
00:31:27
early earlier wouldn't that resolve the
00:31:29
problem well i' you're asking a very
00:31:32
good question so I think okay obviously
00:31:34
the no popular would agree to this it's
00:31:36
one of their core pledge uh fine this is
00:31:39
happens to be also one of the core pled
00:31:40
of the national rally so Bas basically
00:31:43
the pension reform is the only thing on
00:31:45
what these two parties or these two
00:31:46
Coalition can agree on and both of them
00:31:49
they have the majority you right some
00:31:51
people started working at 18 it's unfair
00:31:54
to them to have to be two I agree so
00:31:56
potentially is two coalition who had had
00:31:58
each other you know from the left and
00:31:59
far left to the far right they could
00:32:02
agree on one single thing is to unwind
00:32:04
the pension reform so this this is I
00:32:06
didn't say one I said I said make it
00:32:09
more fair for those who worked at a very
00:32:12
young age so yeah but potentially that
00:32:14
would come with a cost so because if
00:32:16
they do that you have to be very mindful
00:32:18
let's say they vote to to lower the
00:32:20
retirement age for people who started to
00:32:23
you know work below 20 something like
00:32:25
that then so they can do it but then
00:32:28
they have to find the funds to finance
00:32:31
this reform because it's going to cost
00:32:32
about 17 billion euros per year and then
00:32:36
when it comes to the specifics of
00:32:38
finding the the funding they're not
00:32:40
going to agree the national rally is
00:32:42
going to say no we don't want tax
00:32:43
increases the left is going to say yeah
00:32:45
we're going to fund this by increasing
00:32:47
taxes on the waly on the corporates or
00:32:49
whoever and they're never going to agree
00:32:50
on that oliai yes well I I think it's
00:32:53
too easy but we have 300 economists who
00:32:57
have WR about the fact that our program
00:33:00
is realistic and that I'm not saying
00:33:02
it's not realistic I'm just saying
00:33:03
politically I'm just saying politically
00:33:04
it's going to be hard to Unwin the
00:33:05
pension reform oh yeah because National
00:33:08
rally uh is going to potentially support
00:33:10
you but then how to fund it if the
00:33:13
macron did don't hurt what the people
00:33:16
say I think if they continue as ever I
00:33:20
I'm sure that M Leen will come in 2027
00:33:23
so they have to hear hear that uh they
00:33:27
have to change so we we will have to
00:33:31
find a few a few thing that like the uh
00:33:34
retirement uh the pensions reforms
00:33:38
revoke uh they V for I'm not yeah I'm
00:33:41
not agree I'm not agree because uh if if
00:33:44
you see really this this uh uh
00:33:49
the yeah if if if you see it it's not
00:33:51
easy at uh it's simple we cannot work we
00:33:54
can work we will work for more more
00:33:57
years Etc ET it's not as easy that we
00:34:00
have 46 special special special pension
00:34:05
plans so it's really hard I I know I
00:34:08
know exactly we we Tred to do it before
00:34:10
2022 but a a point here the flow of we
00:34:15
talk about it like like like a huge
00:34:18
block but inside ins inside it you have
00:34:21
Olivier for yesterday he to he du the
00:34:23
floor
00:34:24
you you have the green you have and
00:34:27
everybody yesterday they took the floor
00:34:29
one after one to say okay we will C blah
00:34:32
blah blah and we will work with the with
00:34:34
the new government they are okay between
00:34:36
them for the nuclear sector they are
00:34:39
okay between them for the minimum salary
00:34:41
they are clear they they are they was
00:34:44
okay to save their place as MPS I'm I'm
00:34:48
PR but you're I think yeah I think you
00:34:51
have you have a lot of this zakar also
00:34:54
we have many agreements we have many and
00:34:56
it's our program so Rachel Rachel Den
00:34:59
AIO I think that the pension reform
00:35:00
question gets to the heart of one of the
00:35:02
interesting things going on here is that
00:35:04
people want change but they actually
00:35:06
want things to stay the same and they
00:35:08
actually know that their parents might
00:35:11
have had been able to retire earlier and
00:35:14
it's very hard for any politician to say
00:35:17
actually your future might not be as
00:35:19
good as the past was and that is why the
00:35:20
far right runs on that we want to return
00:35:23
to something and that is also why some
00:35:25
on the left want to return to something
00:35:27
where maon and his more technocratic
00:35:29
approach has been we need these changes
00:35:31
to make the country function better into
00:35:32
the future hard to sell politically
00:35:34
let's let's look at what voters told the
00:35:36
pollsters before the European elections
00:35:39
uh top issue uh inflation and they
00:35:42
talked about spending power a lot uh and
00:35:45
then you see uh some of the other issues
00:35:48
coming down it's interesting because uh
00:35:51
the French used to have this obsession
00:35:53
with unemployment look how far down the
00:35:54
list it is uh on that which means means
00:35:57
that the economy Maxine D has changed a
00:35:59
lot and there is this feeling when it
00:36:01
comes to purchasing power when it comes
00:36:02
to spending power that uh you know there
00:36:05
there are so many French families that
00:36:07
are one car breakdown away from sliding
00:36:11
into poverty uh that that have you know
00:36:14
uh and and the feeling that you do have
00:36:16
to finance that and the left in its
00:36:19
platform talks about a 12 a half%
00:36:21
increase in the minimum wage they talk
00:36:23
about an indexation of salaries on
00:36:26
inflation uh but what something has to
00:36:29
be done so that people don't feel this
00:36:31
sense of
00:36:32
precariousness yeah you're correct right
00:36:34
it's uh on the on the good side indeed
00:36:36
the unemployment rate is very low in
00:36:37
France around 7.5% so so this is very
00:36:40
good news for for everyone we the French
00:36:42
economy created a lot a lot of of jobs
00:36:44
over the past few years but on the other
00:36:46
end this this inflation problem and I
00:36:49
think the core issue was people in
00:36:51
France you know they they work they get
00:36:53
wages but they don't feel they get the
00:36:55
benefits of working you know they work
00:36:57
longer and stuff but they they cannot
00:36:59
make it to they cannot make their ants
00:37:00
eat meat sorry so there frustration they
00:37:03
have jobs they work but they bills and
00:37:06
so on yes they have to pay bills uh
00:37:09
which have increased a lot and and so
00:37:11
there's a lot of frustration now if you
00:37:13
look at the economic platform from
00:37:15
different parties I have my do but it
00:37:17
will address these questions because
00:37:19
France has the same problem as Kier
00:37:21
starmer discovered last Thursday state
00:37:23
coffers are
00:37:24
empty well we know how to to I think
00:37:28
that um em and Michael made a choice
00:37:30
with the taxes and we think we can tax
00:37:32
the richest and we want to do that to
00:37:36
find some more um money to to to finance
00:37:41
our
00:37:42
reforms Maxim D well you you can
00:37:45
certainly it depends on your political
00:37:47
opinion you can certainly tax riches you
00:37:49
can remove the flat tax implemented by m
00:37:51
that could be I think this is in your
00:37:53
plages as well yes but also if you start
00:37:56
to increase taxes massively there an
00:37:59
issue in frence because taxes are
00:38:00
already very high so you sort of
00:38:02
discourage or disincentivize people to
00:38:04
work more so I think that that is not a
00:38:08
sound policy you know in France you know
00:38:10
taxes on on labor is very limited you
00:38:12
should rather try to lower them rather
00:38:14
than to increase them and when we look
00:38:16
at this list uh again this is a survey
00:38:19
Sonia but we see crime and violence
00:38:22
immigration uh number two and three on
00:38:24
that on that list of uh of concerns you
00:38:27
were telling us earlier in this
00:38:28
conversation that crime issues of
00:38:33
assimilation and integration for
00:38:36
immigrants these things were high on PE
00:38:38
voters Minds when you went and campaigns
00:38:41
yeah um when we thought when we talk
00:38:43
about crime and violence we have to say
00:38:46
that the most important people they
00:38:48
suffer from from this they are in
00:38:50
popular place they are not working class
00:38:53
yeah they work working class we have we
00:38:54
have to we have to remind this I think
00:38:57
it's important to remind because when we
00:39:00
hear
00:39:02
uh bardel when we hear it we think that
00:39:05
in our Countryside we have a lot of
00:39:07
crime etc etc I'm not saying it's not
00:39:09
the problem but we have to solve it
00:39:12
first of all in a popular place in in
00:39:16
workingclass areas Rachel zady I think
00:39:19
that the conversation about crime and
00:39:22
immigration have become intertwined in
00:39:24
ways that are quite upsetting and they
00:39:26
have fueled the rise of the far right
00:39:28
there's a sense of there are these
00:39:29
foreigners there are these immigrants we
00:39:31
don't feel at home anymore that's what
00:39:33
someone I spoke to in burgundy and the
00:39:35
countryside said it's this it's this
00:39:37
rhetoric about what happened to to to
00:39:39
France I'm not agreeing with this I'm
00:39:41
just saying that this is something
00:39:42
that's out there I was struck watching
00:39:44
television during the the campaign there
00:39:47
constantly ads for Home Security Alarms
00:39:49
it either responds to or feeds a sense
00:39:51
that people feel very insecure and I
00:39:54
think that that needs to be decoupled
00:39:56
from a larger convers ation about
00:39:58
immigration integration and all these
00:40:00
other
00:40:01
questions the the uh the this issue of
00:40:05
uh uh of
00:40:07
identity is an important one and Olivia
00:40:10
polski um the left also uh has has
00:40:16
identity politics within it so how do
00:40:18
you answer the far right which as Rachel
00:40:21
aply put it mixes together the issue of
00:40:24
crime and immigration I think this is
00:40:26
our failure to uh for years before we we
00:40:31
let uh the far right say immigration is
00:40:34
the problem of the insecurity and let
00:40:37
them do this Association and um and they
00:40:42
won in the what we call the cultural
00:40:46
cultural cultural war and um but I think
00:40:51
that uh we have to we have to say to too
00:40:55
that uh the the first persons who are
00:40:58
victims of insecurity are the the
00:41:01
popular Working Class People working
00:41:04
classes that's for sure Taylor Swift is
00:41:07
popular working class po working class
00:41:09
we we don't talk enough about about what
00:41:12
migrant can give to this country I'm an
00:41:15
example for that you're born in Tunisia
00:41:17
I'm born in Tunisia and I came here
00:41:18
since 18 18 years so so we we don't we
00:41:22
fail on on that and I think that the the
00:41:26
the Socialist sorry but when you when
00:41:28
you was in the government and when you
00:41:31
say when we talk about and you know you
00:41:35
know we suffered a lot it's why people
00:41:37
like me they left at the at that time
00:41:39
the social party and they arrive they
00:41:41
arrived in 2016 with Emanuel M so I
00:41:45
think that we don't have to
00:41:47
talk um to talk at the same time about
00:41:50
imigration and security but we have like
00:41:54
people from we have to talk about
00:41:58
we have we don't have to
00:42:01
Blind that and the Flor to the right to
00:42:04
talk only about security did you say
00:42:07
that to Gabriel atel when he was I I'm
00:42:10
not agree with him for the ab and You
00:42:13
Know It uh by the way among those elected on
00:42:16
Sunday is the former president frand
00:42:20
socialist he's the first former
00:42:22
president to return to Parliament since
00:42:25
1986 when V did the same why did he go
00:42:29
back is he is he is he positioning
00:42:32
himself as a potential uh spiten
00:42:35
candidat for know deep motivation from
00:42:39
your formation are you happy to see him
00:42:41
back or is he well I think we need
00:42:42
everybody and he's one of the most
00:42:44
popular uh politicians in in France he
00:42:48
the force in the in the polls so it's
00:42:50
important and uh I think he knows as we
00:42:54
all feel that it's an historical moment
00:42:58
so on paper France is a parliamentary
00:43:00
democracy but after uh World War II
00:43:03
there was the Fourth Republic France had
00:43:06
25 governments in 12 years there you see
00:43:09
Pier Mendes F at one point was prime
00:43:11
minister for 48 hours during that time
00:43:14
that was before General deal came in and
00:43:16
boosted the executive branch of power
00:43:19
you know for years Maxim Dal people have
00:43:21
been saying in France there's an
00:43:24
Institutional problem something's broken
00:43:26
because the president has too much power
00:43:28
he can rule with too many decrees
00:43:30
there's lots of levers for the president
00:43:32
here we have a situation where everybody
00:43:34
is saying powers back in the hands of
00:43:37
the National Assembly are you happy well
00:43:41
um I don't think this is the best
00:43:42
situation clearly uh I think one one of
00:43:44
the main benefit of the fifth Republic
00:43:46
is to instill a bit of a stability of
00:43:49
French politics which has been very
00:43:51
stable over the past 200 years at least
00:43:54
but then the presid becomes the magnet
00:43:55
for everything and if comes unpopular I
00:43:58
think one mistake was to remove you know
00:44:00
the what we call the sepa the seven year
00:44:02
seven year term from presid I think it
00:44:03
created a lot of distortions because it
00:44:05
empowered the president too much perhaps
00:44:08
and before you know it was a little bit
00:44:09
more balance between the Parliament and
00:44:11
the president I think it was a big
00:44:12
mistake final word on this Rachel Denard
00:44:14
France is uh is is it due for some some
00:44:16
are saying that this could lead to a
00:44:19
constitutional upheaval well maybe it'll
00:44:21
lead to constitutional upheaval but I
00:44:23
think that one of the other things where
00:44:24
we have to see Maxim you could talk
00:44:26
about this Bond spreads if those go up
00:44:28
then it actually reduces the amount of
00:44:30
power that politicians have over their
00:44:32
own economic sovereignty and that we
00:44:34
shall see uh France which uh has to
00:44:37
watch the markets has to watch the rest
00:44:39
of Europe and we want to thank you for
00:44:41
watching I want to thank Olivia poki
00:44:44
Sonia Maxim Dar Rachel denardio thank
00:44:47
you for being with us here in the France
00:44:49
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