Democratic candidate Biden ended up winning the US Presidential election against the outgoing president, but for the French authorities, this is not necessarily such good news as that. Because Joe Biden in the White House, this could complicate some international issues.
According to information from Europe 1, diplomats specializing in the Arab world recently transmitted their analysis to the President of the Republic: in the event of the election of Joe Biden, one should not show too much enthusiasm. Because the Arab countries would be very disappointed with the return of the Democrats to the White House. And in the tense context between France and the Muslim world, this could be an additional difficulty.
A change of mood, not the end of the showdown
That sums up the whole approach at the top of the state: a victory for Joe Biden would certainly be a change of atmosphere, but we have not forgotten, at the Foreign Ministry, how Barack Obama, of which Joe Biden was vice-president for eight years, was not on a pro-European line.
The arms of iron between the American continent and European are not ready to stop. Because with Joe Biden, the United States will always put its own interests forward.
There would still be a great symbol of change, with the return of the United States to the Paris climate agreement.
Presidents pass, the United States remains our ally
If Donald Trump is kept in the White House, there is a habit. With the ex-businessman, we know that it works in the balance of power behind the facade smiles.
At the Quai d’Orsay and at the Élysée, we hammer home a principle repeated by Jean-Yves Le Drian, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Europe 1 on Thursday: the presidents pass, but one thing does not change, the States- United remains our ally, especially in the fight against terrorism.