The traditional French right “Les Républicans (LD)” tonight ruled out an alliance with the government to secure a majority in Parliament after the group! (Together!) After President Macron lost the most seats in the second round of the legislature.
“We have campaigned in the opposition, we are in the opposition and we will remain in the opposition. Things were very clear,” Christian Jacob, head of the People’s Democratic League, told a news conference.
Thus, the LS leader rejected a proposal previously made by Macron’s former minister, Jean-Francois Cope, who demanded an agreement between the League of Democrats and the “group” coalition that had so far guaranteed a presidential majority in Parliament.
According to the latest results, Republicans can elect between 70 and 80 deputies, and their support will be crucial for Macron’s party to secure a stable majority in the National Assembly.
French President Emmanuel Macron lost an absolute majority in Parliament, according to first predictions, which also indicate a strong rise of the far right.
If these results are confirmed, it will mean a major setback for the French president, who will have to search for alliances to implement his reform program over the next five years.
According to first predictions, the group! (Together!) The president will get between 200 and 260 seats, a far cry from the absolute majority of 289 deputies (out of a total of 557) in the National Assembly.
The left-wing coalition Nova União Popular Ecológica e Social (NUPES), led by Jean-Luc Melenchon, has between 150 and 200 deputies, making it the first opposition group in Parliament, according to expectations.
The far-right National Rally (National Union) party led by Marine Le Pen guarantees between 60 and 100 deputies according to the same sources, which is a significant strengthening of his parliamentary group.
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