Macron wins election but would be far from absolute majority in National Assembly


The results of these parliamentary elections represent a historic setback for Macron, as the left has doubled its representation in the National Assembly. The far-right Le Pen, for its part, caused a surprise and went from 8 to 89 seats.

With 97% of the votes counted in the second round of the French parliamentary electionsthe coalition ‘Together!’ who backs President Emmanuel Macron has obtained 222 seatsfar from the 289 needed for an absolute majority.

The second political force would thus be the new popular ecological and social union (NUPES), which would win 156 seats, while the far-right National Group would retain 89 seats. The conservative Republicans and their allies would get 78 seats.

The French National Assembly has a total of 577 seats, so it is necessary to add 289 seats to guarantee an absolute majority that allows the legislative processing of the government initiatives.

For his part, the leader of the left coalition, Jean-Luc Melenchonhe declared after knowing the results that presuppose above all “a triumph in the defeat against Macron”. The left has doubled its representation in the National Assembly.

On the other hand, the leader of the National Association (RN), Marine LePenhas given the surprise, go from 8 seats to 89 In what have been the best results in the history of the far right in France in the parliamentary elections, Le Pen has assured that her first aim as the third political force in the Assembly will be to turn Emmanuel Macron into a “minority president”

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Source: EITB


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