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Lost in Europe polls: Macron to dissolve French assembly

Lost in Europe polls: Macron to dissolve French assembly

Paris: Following his party's and allies' fall in the European parliament elections, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that he was going to dissolve the French parliament and called for snap elections. He and his allies faced a crushing defeat in the European elections held on Sunday, The Guardian reported.

The far-right National Rally (RN) made a dominating victory.

However, following Macron's announcement, he was accused of gambling with French democracy. He has three years more in his current term as President of France.

At the elections on Sunday, far-right parties make significant gains in Europe. When RN won around 32 per cent of the votes, Macron and his allies won only 15 per cent.

Macron announced that the first round of elections to the national assembly will take place on June 30 and the second on the 7th of July. He said that the outcome of the European Parliament elections is not good for parties who defend Europe. He added that the far-right parties led by RN gathered almost 40 per cent of the national vote.

He claimed that he could not act as if nothing had happened, and therefore, he decided to give people a choice. He said he would dissolve the National Assembly that night, though the decision was serious and heavy. He claimed that it was an act of full confidence.

He continued that the people of France make the best choice for themselves and for future generations. He had heard the French people's messages, concerns, etc., and they won't be left unanswered, he said. France needed a clear majority to act in serenity and harmony, he said.

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