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French President Emmanuel Macron loses majority of parliament in a blow to reform plan: estimated

If confirmed, the results would seriously undermine Macron’s victory in the April presidential election.

Paris:

French President Emmanuel Macron lost a majority of parliament on Sunday after winning a big election with the newly formed Left Alliance and the far right.

The final vote is decisive for Macron’s second agenda after the April re-election, and a 44-year-old woman needs a majority to secure promised tax cuts and welfare reforms and raise retirement age. I was saying.

His “Together” coalition was to become the largest party in the next parliament, but according to a series of predictions by five French polling companies, 200-260, well below the 289 seats required for a majority. It was a seat.

If confirmed, the result severely undermined Macron’s victory in the April presidential election, defeating the far right and becoming the first French president to win his second term in more than 20 years.

The new left-wing coalition NUPES under the 70-year-old hard left figurehead Jean-Luc Melenceon was on the track to win 149-200 seats.

The coalition formed in May, after the left wing failed in the April presidential election, grouped socialists, left-wing communists, communists, and the Greens.

The left wing was able to triple the number of seats in the Diet because it has only 60 seats.

The far-right leader, Marine Le Pen’s National Coalition Party, was on a lucrative path after having only eight seats in parliament.

It was predicted that it would send 60-102 members to the new parliament.

-Minister at risk-

If less than a majority, Macron will be forced into clever partnerships with other political parties that have the right to enforce through legislation.

Weeks of political impasse can now occur as the president tries to reach out to new parties.

The most likely option is an alliance or poaching MP with the Republican Party (LR), the traditional party of French rights that is on track to win 40-80 seats.

The president’s nightmare scenario-the left wing wins the majority and Melenceon leads the government-seems to have been ruled out.

Twenty years have passed since France last welcomed the president and prime minister from various political parties when right-wing Jacques Chirac had to work with a socialist-controlled parliament under Prime Minister Lionel Jospin. I did.

The ruling campaign has cast a shadow over rising concerns about rising prices, but the new Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne has been unable to influence the sometimes dull campaign.

According to French television reports, Borne had been to Elysee to talk to Macron before the forecast was announced.

The work of the minister running for election was also done under the treaty that he should resign if he could not get a seat.

On the island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, France (voting takes place one day earlier), Justine Benin was defeated by NUPES candidate Christian Petist on Saturday, jeopardizing her role in government as Secretary of State.

On the mainland, France’s European Minister Clement Beaune and Environment Minister Amelie de Montcharin may leave the government in the event of a defeat and face difficult challenges in their constituencies.

-Bitter exchange-

The battle between Together and NUPES became more intense last week, and Macron’s allies aim to portray their major enemies as dangerous leftists.

Senior Senator Christoph Castaner accused Melenceon of wanting a “Soviet revolution,” and Economic Minister Bruno Le Mer called him “France (Ugo) Chavez” after the late Venezuelan dictatorship.

Macron went to Ukraine last week. He wanted to remind voters of his anti-NATO and anti-EU views during the war in Europe, one of the recognized weaknesses of his foreign policy credentials and merention.

Before embarking on a trip, Macron asked voters to hand over his coalition to a “firm majority,” adding that “there is nothing worse than adding the French turmoil to the world turmoil.”

Melenceon promised to break away from “30 years of neoliberalism” (meaning free market capitalism), raise minimum wages and public spending, and nationalize.

Voter turnout was considered integral to the voting results and was 38.11% in a three-hour vote. At the same stage, it was below the 39.42% recorded in the first round on June 12, 2017, the Home Office said.

Opinion polls, meanwhile, predicted that the abstention rate would be between 53.5% and 54%, higher than the 52.5% recorded in the first round.

The first round of voting helped narrow down most candidates for the country’s 577 constituencies to the finalists who faced directly on Sunday.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is automatically generated from the syndicated feed.)

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