LOS­ING AL­LIES

With the rise of pop­ulist, con­ser­va­tive, anti-etab­lish­ment par­ties on both sides of the At­lantic, Pres­i­dent Obama has al­ready lost some close po­lit­i­cal al­lies as he pre­pares to leave the White House next month.

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BRI­TAIN: De­spite Pres­i­dent Obama’s per­sonal cam­paign­ing, the Brexit vote cost Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron his job this sum­mer, leav­ing new Prime Min­is­ter Teresa May to ne­go­ti­ate Bri­tain's di­vorce from the Euro­pean Union.

GER­MANY: Far-right par­ties have been mak­ing steady gains in state and re­gional elec­tions, and long­time Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel faces per­haps her most dif­fi­cult re-elec­tion bat­tle in the fall of 2017.

FRANCE: Cen­ter-left So­cial­ist Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande last week an­nounced he would not run for a sec­ond term next year, and the top two con­tenders could be from con­ser­va­tive and far-right, anti-im­mi­grant par­ties.

ITALY: Prime Min­is­ter Mat­teo Renzi, a close ally and per­sonal friend of Mr. Obama, is step­ping down af­ter vot­ers de­ci­sively re­jected his pro­posal to over­haul the gov­ern­ment Sun­day.

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