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Election In France: Macron Loses His Majority As The French Vote Fractures!!!

Macron Updates: Just two months after being re-elected to a second term as President of France, Emmanuel Macron’s party lost its parliamentary majority on Sunday (June 19).

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Exit surveys indicated a tough struggle for Macron’s Ensemble coalition of centrist parties, but it was still expected to win more than half of the seats, especially because he became the first French President to win re-election in nearly two decades.

However, the elections have resulted in a hung legislature, with NUPES, a left-wing coalition, and UDC, a right-wing alliance, both making significant gains.

The results have cast doubt on the country’s political future at a time when Europe is grappling with serious concerns such as inflation and energy security, as well as a rethinking of the EU’s position in Europe, as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.

ELECTORAL PROCESS:

France holds separate presidential and legislature elections. Members of the National Assembly, the country’s 577-member lower house of Parliament, are elected in the latter.
The elections are direct, which means that voters in each constituency choose their representatives directly.
The presidential elections are also direct, which explains why some have been astonished by the shift in power dynamics so soon following Macron’s re-election in April.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire referred to the findings as “democratic shock.”
Macron’s coalition maintains its majority in the National Assembly with 245 members, but it falls far short of the requisite 289.
To pass his proposals, he will need the cooperation of other alliances and parties.
The government recognises this; Le Maire remarked that if other countries’ assistance is insufficient, “this will block our ability to transform and safeguard the French.”
Some have speculated that if Macron’s plan is unable to be implemented, he may seek snap elections.
In the two months after Macron’s election, rising inflation has been a major concern for voters, but voter indifference and abstention have also been noticeable.
According to the BBC, the voting rate was roughly 46%, implying that more than half of the voters did not exercise their right to vote.

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THE WAY FORWARD IS THIS:

According to the BBC, the voting rate was roughly 46%, implying that more than half of the voters did not exercise their right to vote.
The left-wing New Ecologic and Social People’s Union (NUPES), led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a vocal opponent of the President, is the second most powerful coalition.
Because he is unlikely to embrace Macron’s liberal economic policies, Mélenchon wants to cut the retirement age to 60 from the current 62.
According to reports in the European press, Macron is most likely to approach the Les Republicans (LR), a centre-right party with which LREM shares the greatest common ground.
Marine Le Pen, who was defeated by Macron in the presidential election in April, is having success in the lower chamber of Parliament, with her party fielding 89 candidates, the most in its 50-year history.

ELECTIONS AND THE EUROPEAN UNION:

Mélenchon’s party has risen to be the second-largest in Parliament, according to Reuters, and he has previously stated that, given the size of France’s economy, the country could simply bargain not to accept EU orders if its interests were jeopardised.
France wields considerable power in Europe, accounting for 18 percent of the continent’s GDP.
“It’s not like (Alexis) Tsipras’ Greece, which has barely 2% of the European economy,” Adrien Quatennens, a key member of Mélenchon’s party, told Franceinfo radio.
Tsipras, the current leader of Greece’s opposition, was Prime Minister from 2015 to 2019, during which time he negotiated a bailout deal with lenders that included harsh austerity measures.
However, the presence of strengthened centrists, strong leftists, and extreme rightists in the lower chamber will make it difficult for Macron to reach a consensus on a variety of contentious subjects.

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