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Result of the French election: Macron loses absolute majority - right-wing populists historically strong

2022-06-20T02:59:15.309Z

Result of the French election: Macron loses absolute majority - right-wing populists historically strong Created: 06/20/2022, 04:48 am By: Bettina Menzel, Max Schäfer The results of the French election are here. President Macron misses the absolute majority. The right-wing populist Le Pen party celebrates. The news ticker. Right-wing populist Le Pen party "Rassemblement national": Massive gain



Result of the French election: Macron loses absolute majority - right-wing populists historically strong

Created: 06/20/2022, 04:48 am

By: Bettina Menzel, Max Schäfer

The results of the French election are here.

President Macron misses the absolute majority.

The right-wing populist Le Pen party celebrates.

The news ticker.

  • Right-wing populist Le Pen party

    "Rassemblement national": Massive gain, with 20.78 percent possible for the first time own parliamentary group.

  • President under pressure:

    projections for the second round of the parliamentary elections in France see Emmanuel Macron's alliance at 230 seats - 289 seats are needed for the absolute majority.

  • Opposition on the up:

    The left-wing alliance NUPES was almost level with Macron's party alliance before the parliamentary elections.

    The right-wing national Rassemblement National also wins seats.

  • The second round of the parliamentary elections in France begins on Sunday - first projections from 8 p.m.

Update from June 19, 00:21:

The result of the parliamentary elections in France is certain.

Emmanuel Macron's center-alliance ensemble clearly misses the absolute majority.

On the other hand, the right-wing populists around Marine Le Pen are celebrating their best result by far.

Macron is the first president in more than 30 years who does not have an absolute majority and must hope for the political support of other camps.

A defeat for the recently re-elected president.

France election: the result is here – the seats won by the parties and alliances

alliance

seats

ensemble (liberal)

245

Nupes (Left Alliance)

131

Rassemblement national (extreme right)

89

Les Republicains

61

Other links

22

Other Rights

10

Other

13

Other middle

4

Source: French Ministry of the Interior

Update from June 19, 11:57 p.m.:

The votes for the parliamentary elections in France are almost completely counted.

As the French newspaper Le Monde reports, only the constituencies for French expatriates are missing.

They have their own MPs who represent their interests in Parliament in Paris.

Eleven of the 577 seats in the National Assembly are reserved for MPs representing French expatriates. 

Update from June 19, 11:35 p.m.:

The French Environment Minister Amélie de Montchalin suffered a defeat in the final round of the French parliamentary elections.

The head of department, who stood for President Emmanuel Macron's camp, lost her constituency in the Essonne department in the greater Paris area, as she confirmed in the evening.

She will no longer be part of the new government, she said.

Update from June 19, 10:12 p.m.:

Around 10 p.m. on election Sunday, 80 percent of the votes in the parliamentary elections in France had already been counted.

The Ministry of the Interior again published the provisional results of the alliances and parties in percent.

Compared to the previous status, Macron's Ensemble Alliance did slightly better, the right-wing extremist Rassemblement National under Marine Le Pen lost a few percentage points.

Nevertheless, it is the historically strongest result of the right-wing populists.

The turnout was 46.84 percent (as of 10:04 p.m.).

France election: Macron’s alliance sees the first percentage distribution at 36.25 percent and right-wing extremists at 21.45 percent

Update from June 19, 9:42 p.m .:

After counting 76 percent of the votes, the French Ministry of the Interior announced the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections on Sunday evening.

The Macron Alliance Ensemble received 36.25 percent of the votes, the left alliance Nupes 27.58 percent.

21.45 percent of voters voted for the right-wing extremist Rassemblement National, and 9.63 percent for the previous opposition party Republicans.

The other parties received 5.09 percent of the votes.

The turnout was therefore 46.89 percent (as of 9:33 p.m.).

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France election: left-wing politician Mélenchon calls parliamentary elections “total debacle of the presidential party”

Update from June 19, 9:25 p.m .:

The left-wing politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon sharply attacked Head of State Emmanuel Macron and his camp after the final round of the French parliamentary elections.

"This is a total debacle of the presidential party," said Mélenchon on Sunday evening in Paris.

Mélenchon also spoke of an "electoral defeat of Macronism".

He renewed the claim of the left-wing alliance he led to want to govern the country.

"All options are in your hands," he shouted in front of cheering supporters.

According to projections, the new left-wing alliance will have around 150 to 180 seats in parliament.

Macron and his middle camp therefore missed the absolute majority and achieved around 210 to 250 of the 577 seats.

Ipsos projections see the Macron Alliance ensemble at 230 seats (as of 9:18 p.m.).

*Data source: Ipsos/France24/as of 9:18 p.m

Update from June 19, 8:39 p.m .:

After the final round of the French parliamentary elections, the right-wing opposition party Rassemblement National (RN) celebrated its own election result as a breakthrough.

"It's a tsunami," said party president Jordan Bardella on Sunday evening on TF1.

The French people have made President Emmanuel Macron a minority president, Bardella added.

According to projections, the right-wing nationalist party, whose top candidate Marine Le Pen lost to Macron in the final round of the presidential election, recorded significant growth.

RN got 80 to 100 seats, at least ten times as many as before.

France election: Preliminary forecast of seats in parliament in France

alliance

seats

ensemble (liberal)

224

Nupes (Left Alliance)

149

Rassemblement national (extreme right)

89

LR-UDI-divers droite (right-wing conservative)

78

Other links

21

Other

12

Other middle

4

*Data source: Ipsos/France24/as of 8:17 p.m

France elections: right-wing populists win about ten times as many seats as before

Update from June 19, 8:17 p.m .:

After Macron’s alliance “Ensemble!” With an expected 224 seats, the left-wing alliance “Nupes” under Jean-Luc Mélenchon with 149 seats will be the second strongest force.

This emerges from the first projections by Ipsos.

The big winner of the parliamentary elections could be the right-wing populist Rassemblement National party, which according to projections will have 60 to 100 MPs in the National Assembly.

This means that for the first time she can form her own parliamentary group, which in turn means more financial support and more speaking time.

Ipsos projections put the right-wing alliance “Rassemblement national” under right-wing populist Marine Le Pen at 89 seats.

That would be at least ten times as many seats as before.



According to preliminary projections, the hitherto strongest opposition force in parliament and the traditional People's Party of Republicans plus allies "LR-UDI-divers droite" won 78 seats - and thus suffered a severe defeat.

France elections: projections there!

Left alliance with 150 to 180 seats in parliament

Update from June 19, 8:11 p.m .:

France’s re-elected President Emmanuel Macron clearly missed the absolute majority in the National Assembly with his middle camp according to projections.

In the final round of the parliamentary elections on Sunday, the Liberals came to 210 to 250 of the 577 seats.

The new left alliance, led by left-wing politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon, will have between 150 and 180 seats in parliament.

At least 289 seats are required for an absolute majority.

Update from June 19, 8:07 p.m

.: The result is a serious blow to Macron, whose camp currently still holds an absolute majority in the lower house of parliament.

Normally, the parliamentary elections held shortly after the presidential election are seen as a confirmation, so that the same political force often wins with an absolute majority.

The new left-wing alliance and Mélenchon, on the other hand, achieved enormous success, giving them more influence as the most powerful opposition group.

In the parliamentary elections, Macron was concerned with whether he would be able to implement his plans in his second term.

For this he needed a majority in Parliament.

Now with a relative majority, the president and government are forced to seek support from other camps.

Depending on the project, they will try to rely on centre-left or centre-right forces.

France elections: According to initial projections, Macron's alliance loses an absolute majority

Update from June 19, 8 p.m.:

The last polling stations for the parliamentary elections in France are closed.

Initial projections by the opinion research institute Ipsos put the party alliance of French President Emmanuel Macron at 224 seats.

The absolute majority is 289 seats.

This is reported

by France24

.

Preliminary estimates put voter abstentions at 54 percent in the general election in France.

This would put the turnout slightly higher than in 2017. At that time there were more abstentions at 57.36 percent.

France elections: Three ministers have to fear for their posts

Update from June 19, 7:20 p.m.:

15 of the 28 ministers who are candidates for the parliamentary elections in France would have to give up their government posts in the event of a defeat.

But all reached the second round.

Apart from Justine Benin in Guadeloupe, who has already lost to her left-wing rival, three candidates now have an exciting night ahead, as

France24

reports.

They include Public Service Minister and leader of Macron's La République en Marche (now Renaissance) party Stanislas Guerini, and Junior Minister for Europe Clément Beaune, both running in Paris.

Also affected is Amélie de Montchalin, Minister for Ecological Transition, who is taking office in the suburb of Essonne, south of the French capital.

These three candidates have to tremble because their opponents were able to achieve a relatively large lead in forecasts last week.

While Guerini and Montchalin are members of Macron's La République en Marche (LREM) party, Beaune switched from LREM to the left-wing Territoires de progrès party in 2020.

French elections: left-wing populist Jean-Luc Mélenchon says he wants to become prime minister

Update from June 19, 6:39 p.m .:

In the run-up to the parliamentary elections, the left-wing populist Jean-Luc Mélenchon was almost on par with Macron’s “Ensemble!” with his “Nupes” alliance.

According to initial polls, President Emmanuel Macron's party alliance could be at risk of losing its absolute majority.

According to a survey by

Politico

magazine, Macron's personal approval ratings are 39 percent (as of June 1, 2022).

The peak was

55 percent in June 2017 , according to

Politico statistics.

His opponent Mélenchon seems to have taken up the cause of becoming head of government - if not head of state.

"I'm asking the French to elect me Prime Minister," said the left-wing populist in April, shortly after the results of the presidential election were announced.

However, according to the French Constitution, the Prime Minister is appointed by the President.

Even if Macron's ruling coalition were to lose its majority, it is highly unlikely that the President of France would appoint Jean-Luc Mélenchon as Prime Minister.

France elections.

Low voter turnout is emerging - negative record possible

Update from June 19, 5:57 p.m .:

In the second round of the parliamentary elections in France on Sunday, there was a low turnout.

According to the Interior Ministry in Paris, turnout was 38.11 percent as of 5 p.m., compared to 39.42 percent in the first round at this time.

At 38.11 percent, however, it was higher than in the 2017 general election at this time (35.33 percent).

Shortly before the first polling stations closed, five polling institutes estimated turnout at 53.5 to 54 percent.

France elections: First forecasts and projections expected from 8 p.m

Update from June 19, 4:53 p.m.:

The polling stations in France are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to prefectural decrees in some cities also until 8 p.m.

The votes are then counted and the results of the parliamentary elections are published.

The first projections can therefore be expected from 8 p.m.

France elections: President Macron's party alliance is at risk of losing its absolute majority

Update from June 19, 2:45 p.m .:

The crucial second round of the parliamentary elections is taking place in France.

According to polls, President Emmanuel Macron's party alliance is at risk of losing its absolute majority.

At noon, voter turnout was 18.99 percent, slightly above the value of the first round at the same time a week ago and also above the value of the 2017 election. A historically low turnout at the end was not ruled out.

Election day already started with a setback for the president's camp.

On the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, where elections had already been held on Saturday, as in some overseas territories, Macron's Secretary of State for Maritime Affairs, Justine Benin, lost to the left-wing candidate.

She will probably no longer be part of the government in the future.

Macron himself cast his vote at a polling station in Le Touquet in northern France.

As he left the bar, he waved to his supporters from his car window.

France elections: Second round - historically low turnout expected

Update from June 19, 8:10 a.m .:

The second round of the parliamentary elections has begun in France.

Voters are called upon to determine the 572 seats in the National Assembly that were still unfilled in last Sunday's first round.

The polling stations are open until 6 p.m., in large cities also until 8 p.m.

A historically low voter turnout is expected.

According to the latest polls, the party alliance behind President Emmanuel Macron must fear losing the absolute majority.

That would mean a setback for Macron and make upcoming reforms more difficult.

The President is expected to reshuffle the cabinet again soon after the election.


Most recently, it became apparent that the left-green electoral alliance Nupes, led by left-wing populist Jean-Luc Mélenchon, is the strongest opposition faction.

It also includes the Socialists, the Greens and the Communists.

The right-wing populist party RN could form its own parliamentary group for the first time with at least 15 MPs.

Their predecessor party FN was last able to do this in 1986.

France elections: Macron wants to secure a majority in parliament - left-wing alliance hopes for more seats

Update from June 18, 9:32 a.m .:

Shortly after President Emmanuel Macron was re-elected for a second term, the French are electing a new parliament.

The 577 seats in the National Assembly will be voted on on Sunday.

For Macron, it's about securing a parliamentary majority again.

Otherwise he would be forced to appoint a government with politicians and a prime minister from other camps.

In this case, the prime minister would have a much more important position in the state.

In particular, the new left-wing alliance of the Left Party, Socialists, Greens and Communists is hoping for significantly more seats in Parliament.

France elections: decisive phase on Sunday - will Macron retain the majority?

First report from June 15:

Paris - Five seats have already been taken after the first round of the French elections, 572 remain: On Sunday (June 19) the parliamentary elections will enter the decisive phase.

Almost 49 million French decide whether President Macron's supporters retain the majority in the National Assembly.

However, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and the left-wing alliance NUPES he forged are breathing down the neck of the presidential alliance in order to take over the majority.

elections in France

poll

parliamentary election

ballot

Second round

date

June 19, 2022

Opening times of the polling stations

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., in some cities also 8 p.m

France elections: Macron Alliance enters the second round of parliamentary elections with a narrow lead

In the first ballot of the parliamentary elections in France, the Left Alliance had just 21,285 fewer votes than the Macron Alliance Ensemble.

The Lefts themselves are even convinced that they have become the strongest force because votes to NUPES were wrongly counted as “Various Leftists” by the Ministry of the Interior.

Contrary to the official results, according to which NUPES was in second place with 25.66 percent, the alliance received 26.83 percent of the votes, putting it ahead of the Liberals (25.75 percent) in first place.

However, the French elections will be conducted using a first-past-the-post system.

It is not the relative share of votes that determines how many seats the parties get, but the number of constituencies won.

Macron's La République en Marche party, which has since been renamed Renaissance, and its partners are leading here: According to the newspaper Le Monde, Ensemble is ahead in 203 constituencies in the first round of the French elections.

With 194, NUPES is in second place.

Marine Le Pen and her nationalist Rassemblement National are ahead in 110 constituencies.

Parliamentary election: Overview of the results of the first round of the French elections

parties/alliances

Result of the first ballot

Ensemble!

25.75%

NUPES

25.66%

Rally National

18.68%

Les Republicains

10.42%

Reconquete

4.42%

Parliamentary elections in France: the right to vote helps Macron

However, since voting rights in the general election in France favor large parties that can form large alliances in the runoff, experts expect Emmanuel Macron's supporters to retain a majority.

According to forecasts, Ensemble will win between 255 and 295 seats in the National Assembly and retain the majority.

However, this puts the absolute majority at risk.

In order to be able to implement its reform ideas, the Macron alliance would have to find partners.

Before the decisive phase of the French elections, Macron therefore implored the French to give him a clear majority.

"We need a solid majority to ensure order, both outside and inside our borders," Macron said in Paris on Tuesday (June 14).

"Nothing would be worse than adding a French disorder to the global disorder."

France elections: Emmanuel Macron warns of left-wing alliance NUPES

In addition, Macron warned of a possible blockade threatened by a left-wing majority after the parliamentary elections in France.

"In the face of the climatic, economic and social emergencies of the century and the crises that will inevitably arise, nothing would be worse than losing ourselves in deadlocks, deadlocks and poses," said Macron.

The Left Alliance threatens higher taxes, more debt and a shrinking economy, while aiming for full employment, higher incomes and an increase in economic strength.

It remains to be seen whether the warning will be heard by the majority of voters in France.

According to a survey conducted before the French elections, a large majority of French support the goals of the left-wing alliance.

(ms with dpa)

Source: merkur

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