June 23, 2024

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Emmanuel Macron called early legislative elections after his European election defeat in France

Emmanuel Macron called early legislative elections after his European election defeat in France
Macron suffered a heavy setback in France’s European elections this Sunday (REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier)

French President Emmanuel MacronFrance held snap legislative elections this Sunday on June 30 and July 7, after the far-right won the European Parliament elections in its home country.

“I have heard your message, your concerns and will not leave them unanswered (…) I will sign the decree in a few minutes. Call for assembly elections Its first round will take place on June 30 and July 7,” Macron announced in a televised message, calling the “rising of nationalists and demagogues” a “danger.”

“At the end of the day, I couldn’t have gone on any other way. Added to this situation is the fever that has infected public and parliamentary debate in our country,” he said from Elysée.

“Therefore, after going to consultations before Article 12 of our Constitution, “I have decided to return the word of our future Member of Parliament through a referendum.”he added.

National Rally candidate Jordan Bartella has asked Macron to call early elections after Sunday’s election results (REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier)

Macron weighed heavily on his list among Europeans this Sunday (15%). Marine Le Pen’s national rally reached half of its support (about 30%).According to exit polls.

Chairman of the RN list for these elections, Jordan BartellaThe first intervention after learning of the polls had already called for elections to the National Assembly.

New elections will come two years later in June 2022, in which the state president Renacimiento lost the absolute majority it enjoyed in the 2017-22 legislature, which created problems for the government at the time and its parliamentary partners to approve their reforms.

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For example, The much debated pension reform It was approved by the National Assembly last year without a vote.

Leader of the far-right National Rally (RN). Marine Le PenMacron said he was ready to “take power” in the legislative elections he called. If the French put their faith in us we are ready to take over.After his election victory this Sunday, he assured his supporters.

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