Less than half of eligible voters were concerned in the first round of voting Franceparliamentary elections today, how? Emanuel MacronThe application for a majority in the National Assembly is being challenged by the left-wing coalition.
A record 53 percent abstention was set when polling stations closed at 8 a.m. Sunday as Mr Macron’s party struggled for a majority in the 577-seat National Assembly in Paris.
An Ipsos poll found that Mr Macron’s centrist bloc, the Ensemble (Together), is colluding with a left-wing coalition known as the Nupes, the New People’s Ecological և Social Union.
Both major coalitions won 25.2 percent of the popular vote, giving them about 255 to 295 seats in the Macron faction, and 150 to 190 seats for the left.
Elsewhere, a right-wing shooter was rejected by voters today as he tried to win a seat in parliament.
Eric Zemmour, 64, failed to pass the first round of Sunday’s election to the Paris National Assembly in the form of a deadly blow to his political career.
French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured entering a voting booth) has suffered from a record low in the first round of France’s parliamentary elections today, according to an Ipsos poll.
Reconquete presidential candidate Eric Zemmour fails to pass first round of voting today
Instead, the leader of the Reconquest party took third place in the Riviera Var constituency, which includes the charming port city of Saint Tropez.
Mr Zemour’s 23 per cent vote was not enough to defeat Philip Lotio in the National Rally by almost 25 per cent or Seren Moborni of the left-wing Nupes coalition by 28.5 per cent.
It goes on to say that Mr Zemmur pleaded guilty earlier this year to inciting racial hatred, calling children immigrants “thieves, rapists and murderers”.
Zemmour, a magazine journalist who has become a television expert, has twice been convicted of similar charges.
It was the last of several tumultuous months for Mr. Zemmour, who turned out to be expecting a love child from his 28-year-old assistant in November last year. He waved his rifle at reporters, telling them to “retreat” in October.
Mr. Zemmour often speaks in the media against Muslims, blacks and immigrants.
He was accused of fierce anti-Semitism, denying that the French had collaborated with the Nazis during the Holocaust, despite evidence to the contrary.
More than 6,000 candidates were nominated in the first round on Sunday, and those with the most votes will advance to the second round in a week.
Macron was re-elected president in May for a second five-year term.
However, polls show that the president and his allies may have trouble getting more than half of the parliamentary seats, thus securing an absolute majority of 289 seats.
This would mean that Mr. Macron En Marche! (Moving!) The party has to bargain with other parties to get the legislation.
Macron’s main opposition is the left-wing Nupes coalition led by Julien Bayou (pictured voting today)
The Nupes coalition is made up of Greens, Communists and others, led by left-wing politician Jean-Luc Melanchon.
If Mr. Melenchon’s group wins a majority, he will become prime minister, forcing a difficult situation called “coexistence.”
This would mean that France is ruled by a president who does not share the same ideology or manifesto as the prime minister.
Mr. Melenchon և his leftists want to lower the retirement age: generally increase workers’ rights to big business.
The far right, led by Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party, hopes to do better than it did five years ago when it won just eight seats when it was called the National Front.
Sunday’s forecast was that the National Rally could win 20 to 45 seats. It hopes to win at least 15 seats this time, allowing for the formation of a parliamentary group.
Macron in danger of losing left-wing coalition majority in first round of parliamentary elections
SourceMacron in danger of losing left-wing coalition majority in first round of parliamentary elections