Opinion | Macron has lost his parliamentary majority. That shouldn’t be surprising. - News Summed Up

Opinion | Macron has lost his parliamentary majority. That shouldn’t be surprising.


Placeholder while article actions loadFrench President Emmanuel Macron’s loss of a parliamentary majority in Sunday’s legislative elections shocked most observers of the country’s politics. Ignoring those forces, as Macron has largely done in his first term, would be a recipe for disaster. Le Pen, meanwhile, received 23 percent of the first-round presidential vote while her party got only 19 percent in the legislative first round. Many conservatives, it seems, sympathize with Le Pen and would back National Rally if the Republicans simply became Macron’s enablers. They are tired of rising crime that often afflicts these communities more than the affluent places where Macron voters dominate.


Source: Washington Post June 23, 2022 07:06 UTC



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