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.
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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