President Emmanuel Macron lost a majority in the French parliament after showing strong results in Sunday’s legislative elections with a left-green opposition alliance and a surge from the far right.
France’s hung parliament means Macron will have to negotiate with other parliamentary parties to pass the bill over the next five years, and his minister will face turmoil in parliamentary debates.
The interior ministry’s final results on Monday showed that Macron’s Centrist Ensemble (together) alliance won 245 seats in Congress. This is well below the 289 seats required for the full majority he has enjoyed since 2017.
The left-green alliance, formed by the far-left politician Jean-Luc Melenchon (New Ecologic and Social People’s Union (Nupes)), is supported by many young city voters and has 131 members in 577 seats. It has emerged as a major opponent of the legislative. ..
Marine Le Pen’s Far Right National Union was a big surprise this evening, winning 89 seats. This is more than 10 times the eight seats secured in the last legislative election. The conservative Republican Party and its partners have won 74 seats.
In a post-election speech, Macron’s Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron said the situation was “unprecedented” and represented “national risk.” Treasury Minister Bruno Le Mer acknowledged that the result was “disappointing” and said the government must have “imagination” to enact the next reform round.
Borne will be able to do business on Monday, including pursuing Macron’s full employment and “ambitious ecosystem transition” objectives to combat climate change by investing in renewable energy. I vowed to start working on building a majority.
Melenchon told the cheering squad that Macron was hit by a “total defeat” and his alliance was the new face of France’s historic “upwelling of rebellion and revolution.”
Le Pen’s European skeptics and chairman of the Immigration Restriction Party, Jordan Valdera, said RN made a “historic breakthrough”, while smiling Le Pen said France worried about immigration, crime and fraud. The person is the parliament.
Nupes of Melenchon, including French socialists, communists, the Green Party, and his own far-left disobedience France (France Unbowed), will chair the parliament’s important financial committee on behalf of the Republican chief. Is expected by convention. oppose.
However, the far-right RN, as the largest single opposition, claimed its right to that position on Monday.
Nevertheless, Macron’s ensemble won more seats than any other party and escaped the unproductive “cohabitation” between the government and the prime minister imposed by a majority of hostile parliaments.
As President of the Fifth Republic, founded under Charles de Gaulle in 1958, Macron continues to manage defense and foreign policy.
However, Macron and Bourne need to conclude a temporary deal with a coalition agreement or another political party (probably a conservative LR) in order to pass the law. This includes the following economic reforms, including the president’s plan to simplify the high-priced pension system and raise the official retirement age from 62 to 65.
LR Executive Secretary Aurélien Pradié accused Macron of promising a “dissonant” situation in Congress, but said on Franceinfo radio that his party would vote for or against the government on a case-by-case basis. rice field.
In April, Macron defeated Le Pen in the final round of the presidential election and became incumbent, winning his second term for the first time in 20 years. He was also the first person to fail to secure a majority in parliament after his own elections since 2002.
On the left, some scalps are claimed by Macron’s team, and Nupes candidates include former Interior Minister Christoph Castana, who was the head of Macron’s party in Congress, and Richard Ferrand, the retired chair of Congress. I broke it.
Some Macron ministers lose their jobs according to his rule that a defeated minister running for election must resign.
Health Minister Brigitte Bourguignon lost to the rightmost candidate in northern France by 56 votes, and Environment Minister Amelie de Montcharin lost to the left in Essonne in southern Paris. In a constituency on Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, Justine Benin, Under Secretary of the Sea, was beaten by a left-wing rival.