Sunday 7 July 2024

sondages de sortie (11. 671)

In a rather shockingly positive development, and despite a worrying fraught showing in the first round of voting, which however suggests that Macron made the correct tactical decision in calling for a snap election in the aftermath of the EU parliamentary run-offs which made his party’s mandate to govern seem to wither, France’s progressive alliance has kept the ascendant nationalist and far-right Rassemblement National at bay and beaten them back into third place overall and unable to secure a controlling majority. Though a triumph for democracy, the future composition of the French government however is far from clear as no single party has the seats to function outside of a collation and has a hung parliament (parlement suspendu).