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Jun 20, 2022
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Macron at the Line of Defeat

The main result of the elections in France is the disappointment of the French in compromised political institutions

On June 19, the second round of elections to the National Assembly of France took place. Presidential bloc “Together!” failed to maintain an absolute majority in parliament. Macronists won only 245 seats, ahead of the leftist coalition Nupes and its allies (131 seats) and the Marine Le Pen National Association (89 seats).

If five years ago Macron got a record number of his associates into the lower house of parliament and secured an absolute majority, now he is on the verge of defeat.

In the first round, the pro-presidential “Together” bloc, which includes Macron’s Renaissance party, the centrists from the Democratic Movement and the small Horizons party, was a mere fraction of a percent ahead of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union coalition of the left, created by the 70-year-old head party “Unconquered France” Jean-Luc Mélenchon together with the communists, socialists and greens.

The day after the results of the first round were summed up, accusations of falsifications rained down from the opposition. The scandal was hushed up, but voters lost interest in voting for the Fifth Republic legislature. The second round of parliamentary elections saw a record low turnout, with just over 38 percent of those eligible to vote at the ballot box.

The main sensation of the second round was the “historic breakthrough” of the National Association of Marine Le Pen, writes le Parisian.

“This is a victory of unprecedented magnitude, which even the most optimistic leaders of the National Association did not dare to hope for (RN)», notes le Figaro.

For the first time in almost forty years RN receives the right to create his own party faction, becoming the second largest opposition group in the National Assembly.

“We have achieved our three goals: to make Emmanuel Macron a minority president, to continue serious political restructuring and to achieve the triumph of the idea of ​​saving the nation,” – said Marine Le Pen on the evening of June 19.

The Reconquista party of Eric Zemmour did not win a single seat in parliament: voters managed to figure out that the former journalist was a political spoiler, whom the Rothschilds aimed at taking votes from Marine Le Pen.

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Born said that the loss of the presidential coalition “Together!” majority of seats in the National Assembly following the results of the second round of elections is a danger to the country (risk for our country). She called the results of the vote unprecedented, but, according to her, it is necessary to respect the results of the vote and “draw conclusions.” Bourne said that from June 20, work will begin “on the creation of an active majority.”

In fact, the work of the presidential team to put together the parliamentary coalition necessary to achieve an absolute majority began already a few days before the second round. According to Reuters citing a government source, Macron secretly contacted the head of the Senate, a veteran of the centrist Republican Party, Gerard Larcher, and tried to “pave the way for such a scenario.” However, after summing up the results of the second round, high-ranking functionaries of the “Republicans” (the party received 61 seats in the National Assembly) poured “a tub of cold water” (Reuters) on the idea of ​​such a coalition.

Macron faced “ungovernable France”, sums up le Figaro. Editor-in-Chief Alexis Breze writes that the second round of the parliamentary elections “is very similar to the referendum against Macron”, among the fundamental mistakes of which he calls the “Ukrainian escapade” of the President of France, “sewn with white threads”. Macron tried to weaken the left and right, but it was they who “became more powerful than ever”, which makes Macron’s new presidential term seem “stillborn” (five year old stillborn).

Close to Macron, the results of the parliamentary elections were called “disappointing”. Macron’s failure is obvious even to his fellow party members. The ranks of the presidential party Forward, Republic!, cobbled together under Macron, are thinning before our eyes. Until recently, this party numbered 418 thousand people, now there are no more than 20 thousand.

After the corruption scandals of his predecessors (Sarkozy and Hollande), Macron promised “moralization of political life”, but only promised. “Five of his ministers are being investigated, and another twelve people are implicated in various crimes”– writes lHumanity.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon greeted the “debacle of the presidential party” after the second round of elections, not hiding his joy. Although he did not achieve a parliamentary majority, his coalition of the left became the leading opposition group. “This is a completely unexpected situation, absolutely unheard of. The defeat of the presidential party is total … We have achieved the political goal that we set ourselves: to overthrow the one who so arrogantly perverted the course of the whole country by being elected [президентом] and not knowing what to do, Melenchon said.

Macron failed domestic politics by arranging endless lockdowns during the “pandemic”. He actually sold France to American capital, bringing the country’s largest investment fund Black Stonedeserved the name “President Black Stone France”, Alesya Miloradovich, an employee of the Paris Academy of Geopolitics, noted in an interview with the Federal Grid Company.

In foreign policy, Macron’s failure is just as obvious. France has lost its former influence; at the international level, it is practically not listened to. Macron is being ignored by the US, which has robbed France of a giant submarine contract for Australia.

He is in vain climbing out of his skin to earn the reputation of “the reformer of Europe.” Brussels makes decisions without asking him. “It seems that everyone understood everything: baby Emmanuel talks to himself in a fit of narcissism and spreads his tail like a peacock in front of a mirror, causing the latent laughter of others behind him”– writes lHumanity.

However, the coalition of the left does not intend to create a single parliamentary group, and this will weaken the position of Jean-Luc Mélenchon. A situational alliance of the National Association of Marine Le Pen with the “Republicans” is quite likely, which will provide them with 150 votes in the National Assembly and bring them to the first place among the opposition parliamentary parties.

The main result of the elections in France is the large-scale disappointment of the French in political institutions and elites that have compromised themselves. Among the heads of the Fifth Republic who did not live up to people’s expectations, Macron is now listed.

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