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Sun Jun 19, 2022, 05:09 PM

Macron's bloc falls short of absolute majority, leftist coalition second, large gains for far right

Source: France 24

French voters have cast their votes to fill the 577-seat National Assembly, the French parliament’s lower-house chamber, and shorn President Emmanuel Macron of his parliamentary majority.

The latest estimations show Macron’s centre-right alliance Together won 234 seats, the leftwing bloc NUPES has taken 141, and the far-right National Rally has won 90 seats, among others.

Reacting to the night's first estimates, Macron's Budget Minister Gabriel Attal said, "It's less than what we hoped for. The French have not given us an absolute majority. It's an unprecedented situation that will require us to overcome our divisions."

Read more: https://www.france24.com/en/france/20220619-live-france-votes-in-parliamentary-election-second-round

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Reply Macron's bloc falls short of absolute majority, leftist coalition second, large gains for far right (Original post)
SouthBayDem Jun 19 OP
David__77 Jun 19 #1
peppertree Jun 19 #4
yaesu Jun 19 #2
peppertree Jun 19 #3
blm Jun 19 #5
yaesu Jun 19 #6
Mike Nelson Jun 19 #7
Omaha Steve Jun 20 #8

Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 05:18 PM

1. This is a good result for progressives.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 05:34 PM

4. Oui, et non.

Though the results do give Mélenchon's Insoumises a bigger voice - they also leave Macron no choice but to form a working partnership with Les Républicains.

This will keep Macron leaning right for years to come. And his new, progressive Prime Minister (Élisabeth Borne)?

À la merde.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 05:24 PM

2. large gains for far right? Have the french learned nothing from the clusterfucked trump years?

well, I guess stupid does exist outside the US.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 05:27 PM

3. Sure - but every time they see a brown person, they go ballistique

It's the same thing you see in many countries with eroding white majorities: for many white voters, the "browning" itself becomes the top issue (or the obsession, outright).

And they'll vote for anyone who promises to stop it - all else be damned.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 05:46 PM

5. Putin's propaganda factories target France, UK, and Germany

the same as they do the US.

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Response to blm (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 06:02 PM

6. Yes, was thinking the very same thing. nt

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 09:39 PM

7. Hmm...

... looks like a "center-left" alliance can easily replace the "center-right" alliance...

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 08:59 AM

8. Kick

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