France in Turmoil: Macron Dissolves National Assembly, Calls Snap Elections Following EU Vote Defeat


Following his party’s heavy defeat in the European Parliament Elections, French President Emmanuel Macron declared Sunday that he will dissolve the National Assembly. He will also call a snap general election.

Macron spoke to the nation from the Elysee presidential palace: “I’ve decided to let you vote on the future of our Parliament.” “I dissolve the National Assembly. He stated that the votes would be held on July 7th and 30th, in two rounds.

Accordingly to French opinion polling institutes, this move was made because the first projected French election results showed that Marine Le Pen’s National Rally Party, a far-right party, had a clear advantage in the European Union Parliamentary elections. It is a big political risk for Macron, as his party could suffer further losses, and hinder the rest of his presidency which ends in 2027.

Jordan Bardella, the 28-year-old candidate for the National Rally in Paris, adopted an immediate presidential tone during his victory speech. He startåed with “My fellow citizens” before adding that “the French are speaking and their verdict is final.” ”

Macron acknowledged defeat. “I’ve heard your message, and I understand your concerns.” I won’t leave them unanswered. ”

India’s recent elections were the second-largest democratic exercise, after the four day EU polls. Analysts had underestimated the rise of extreme right. France’s National Rally is at over 30%. This is more than twice as much as Macron’s pro-european centrist Renew Party which is expected to achieve 15 percent.

According to projections, the AfD has risen from 11% to 16.5% in 2019, despite scandals involving their leading candidate.

These elections are a test of voter confidence in an EU of 450 million people. Europe has experienced a coronavirus epidemic, economic downturn and energy crisis resulting from Europe’s biggest land conflict since World War II. Many politicians focus more on individual country concerns than on European interests.