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Jose Diogo Alves

José Diogo Alves is a research intern at Vocal Europe. He is passionate about global politics, economics and human rights, with a special focus on minorities. He is fluent in Portuguese and English and has a good command of Spanish.

Between the 23rd and the 26th of May, the European Union will have one of the most important elections in its history. In a time of political instability and strong nationalist movements, parties are desperate to align the path Europe will take with its ideological beliefs. More than ever, a single vote can make the difference.

In the middle of the confusion, one of the main confrontations will happen in France. President Emmanuel Macron, a pivotal but weakened European hope, will face Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Rally and one of the most visible faces of European populism, for the first time since her defeat in the 2017 Presidential Elections.


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