'Incredible': Leftists Poised to Win Most Seats in France as Voters Reject Fascists
July 7, 2024

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Preliminary results from France's parliamentary election on Sunday show that strategic collaboration between the left and allies of President Emmanuel Macron has succeeded in preventing Marine Le Pen's fascist National Rally from winning an absolute majority.

According to projections released shortly after polls closed, Nouveau Front Populaire (NFP)—a coalition of left-of-center parties formed ahead of the snap elections to counter the far-right—is on track to secure the largest number of seats in parliament. The Financial Timesreported that NFP is expected to win "anywhere from 170 to 215 seats," while Macron's centrist alliance was "running close behind, with pollsters predicting ranges of 140 to 180 seats, a big drop from the roughly 250 they held in the outgoing National Assembly."

Le Pen's Rassemblement National (RN) is expected to finish third with between 120 and 150 seats.


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Luca Mazzacane

It's crazy how the French electoral system can be so relevant in deciding the result

4 days ago
Antônia Alves

woo hoo!!

6 days ago