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France election 2024 live: political deadlock looms after leftwing alliance wins most seats

France election 2024 live: political deadlock looms after leftwing alliance wins most seats



Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally fails to take power while no party wins absolute majority; PM Gabriel Attal offers resignationFull report: France election: surprise win for leftwing alliance keeps Le Pen’s far right from powerExplainer: France’s progressives keep out the far right, but what could happen next?“Deadlock” is the most likely outcome of the elections, with no “quick solution” likely in the coming days, according to economist and international law professor Armin Steinbach of HEC Paris business school. He says:France has no political culture of making coalitions and compromises, like Germany or Italy. That is why it feels like a crisis for the French.Much depends on whether the NFP will stay united and not break up into old conflicts.This would be very unpopular and may trigger protests because he [Macron] clearly lost the election.With his self-confidence he will probably stay on as president until 2027. In other countries, the head of state would resign after such a defeat. With this defeat, he lacks the legitimacy to appoint a new government. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2024/jul/08/france-election-2024-live-updates-legislatives-results-macron-melenchon-le-pen-attal-ensemble-rn-nfp

Author : Sam Jones (now) and Helen Livingstone (earlier)

Publish date : 2024-07-08 06:42:00

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