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Monday, Jul 22, 2024

Emmanuel Macron Calls for Snap Election

Emmanuel Macron announced the dissolution of parliament and called for a snap election after poor EU election performance. Marine Le Pen's National Rally won 32% of the vote, outperforming Macron's party at 15%. The snap election will occur on 30 June and 7 July, possibly leading to 'cohabitation' if Macron's party loses.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced the dissolution of parliament and called for a snap parliamentary election after his centrist Renaissance party's poor performance in the EU election.

Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally, winning about 32% of the vote, outperformed Macron's party, which garnered around 15%.

The National Rally, rebranded from National Front in 2018, is led by Jordan Bardella and focuses on immigration, cost of living, and crime.

The snap election will occur on 30 June and 7 July.

If Macron's party loses, he may face 'cohabitation' with a prime minister from an opposing party, affecting his ability to set the domestic agenda.
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