Re-election of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey, resignation of the mayor of Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, mini-European tour of Volodymyr Zelensky... In eight drawings, "La Matinale" offers you an overview of the highlights of the month of may.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan won, on Sunday May 28, with 52.14% of the vote, against 47.86% for his rival Kemal Kiliçdaroglu, his third presidential election in a row. This unsurprising result, given the fact that he came out well ahead of the first round, on May 14, with 49.5% of the vote, leaves him master of Turkey for five more years.
The sudden onset of abnormally high temperatures, exceeding seasonal norms by 10°C in places in early May, sparked dozens of fires in western Canada, forcing thousands of people to evacuate. In recent years, this part of the country has been repeatedly hit by extreme weather events, the intensity and frequency of which are increased by global warming.
A New York civil court jury ruled on Tuesday, May 9, that Donald Trump was responsible for the sexual assault of E. Jean Carroll, as well as defamation of the former Elle magazine reporter. Ms. Carroll also accused the former US president of rape, for facts dating back to 1996, an accusation that the court did not accept, which also condemned Mr. Trump to pay her 5 million dollars (4.66 million euros) for damages.
To strengthen the security of local elected officials, a subject that has come to the fore since the resignation on May 10 of Yannick Morez, the mayor of Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (Loire-Atlantique), the government announced on Wednesday May 17, the creation of a "security package". Its implementation will notably trigger "a risk assessment" in order to adapt the protective measures. The home of Mr. Morez had been targeted by a fire at the end of March and the mayor had been the target of threats from the far right since the formalization of the transfer, near a school in his town, of a reception center of asylum seekers.
Before launching a possible counter-offensive aimed at retaking as many territories occupied by Russia as possible, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Rome, Berlin and Paris from May 13 to 15. At the end of this mini-European tour, he obtained new arms deliveries from his allies, but he has not managed, at this stage, to convince France or Germany to provide him with aircraft. fight.
Evgueni Prigojine, the boss of the Wagner mercenary group, claimed responsibility for the capture of Bakhmout, in eastern Ukraine, on Saturday May 20. After ten months of bombing and intense fighting, the city is nothing more than a field of ruins. The Ukrainian authorities, for their part, have multiplied the denials to ensure that it had not entirely fallen into the hands of the Russians.
In forty years, the number of farmland birds has decreased by 60% in Europe. For the first time, an unprecedented study has prioritized the causes of this decline, identifying the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers as the major factor, ahead of global warming.