New Popular Front, a coalition of left-wing parties, wins French parliamentary elections

New Popular Front, a coalition of left-wing parties, wins French parliamentary elections

 “New Popular Front” has won the parliamentary elections in France

The New Popular Front coalition of left-wing parties has won the French National Assembly elections with 182 seats, according to final figures released by the republic’s Interior Ministry.

Second place went to President Emmanuel Macron’s coalition “Together” with 168 seats. “National Rally” of Marine Le Pen came third, the association will be represented by 143 deputies.

Republicans can count on 45 seats, the other parties together received 39 mandates.

According to the results of the second round of elections, no political force received an absolute majority in the lower house of parliament. There are no data on possible coalitions yet.

In the first round, the “National Union” together with its allies from the Republican party gained 33.15% of votes, the bloc of the left received 27.99%, Macron’s coalition became the third with 20.04%.

To prevent the right from coming to power, the Macronists and leftists began recalling candidates who came in third in their constituencies. It was expected that in the “duels” of the second round, where representatives of Le Pen’s party will fight with candidates from Macron’s coalition or the left, the “National Union” will have less chance to win. A total of 224 candidates withdrew their candidacies.

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