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EU elections 2024 live: Macron says France needs ‘clear majority’ after calling snap elections following far-right surge

EU elections 2024 live: Macron says France needs ‘clear majority’ after calling snap elections following far-right surge



Victory for Marine Le Pen’s National Rally follows surge in support for populist parties, while Ursula von der Leyen says the ‘centre is holding’EU elections: populist right makes gains but pro-European centre holdsEuropean election results 2024: live from across the EUSnap French election: what happened, why, and what’s next?Reaction to Emmanuel Macron’s shock election announcement continues to roll in.Celine Bracq, director general of the Odoxa polling agency, told the AFP news agency it was a “poker move” at a time when there is a “strong desire on the part of the French to punish the president”.It’s something extremely risky. In all likelihood, the National Rally, in the wake of the European elections, could have a majority in the National Assembly and why not an absolute majority?”The most likely outcome is more fragmentation, more deadlock and chaos. A complete paralysis.” Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2024/jun/10/eu-europe-elections-2024-live-results-news-updates-latest-france-germany-euro-european-parliamentary-election-result

Author : Yohannes Lowe (now) and Jonathan Yerushalmy (earlier)

Publish date : 2024-06-10 06:05:22

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