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At Eric Ciotti's office in Nice, July 1, 2024.

EEmmanuel Macron needed to provide the French individuals a voice once more. On this level, the President of the Republic succeeded in his guess. Because, three weeks after a shock dissolution and on the finish of a lightning first-round marketing campaign, electrified by the potential for the National Rally (RN) coming to energy, voters expressed themselves massively. On Sunday, June 30, 66.7% of voters voted.

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Since 1997, the final legislative elections uncorrelated with a presidential election (67.9% turnout), this election has by no means seen such a stage of engagement. Even if it is vitally removed from the file of the Ve Republic (82.8% in 1978), this result’s a lot greater than the 47.5% in 2022 or the 48.7% in 2017, years when the legislative elections had develop into a 3rd spherical of validation of the presidential election.

On Sunday, the a number of points surrounding the way forward for the nation, the resentment in opposition to a President of the Republic in workplace for seven years and the worry of the extremes mobilized all over the place in France. Finally, the primary spherical of those extraordinary legislative elections attracts a very unprecedented in-between rounds with 76 elected within the first spherical, solely 191 duels, 5 quadrangular and particularly 305 triangular. The consequence of a tripartition of French political life at work since 2017 the place every bloc desires solely of crushing the opposite two.

But, this time, the tectonics of the electoral plates have been fully disrupted with the unprecedented weakening of the motion of a President of the Republic and a diffusion of the acute proper in all layers of society and in all sectors. departments. Alone or with its allies who got here within the baggage of President Les Républicains (LR) Eric Ciotti, the National Rally (RN) can at all times win absolutely the majority or, at a minimal, develop into probably the most highly effective group within the National Assembly.

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Impressive progress

The far-right wave of the European elections of June 9 (31.4%) continued to comb throughout your entire territory. With 33.2% of the votes on the nationwide stage together with LR-RN votes, the progress in comparison with the 2022 legislative elections is spectacular. The FN inheritor occasion elected, within the first spherical, 38 deputies and an allied LR. Marine Le Pen was thus re-elected with greater than 58% of the votes in her constituency of Pas-de-Calais, as had been the vice-president of the National Assembly, Sébastien Chenu (North), Julien Odoul (Yonne), Edwige Diaz (Gironde), Bruno Bilde (Pas-de-Calais). In whole, 383 different RN candidates qualify. If we add the 60 LR-RN of Mr. Ciotti, this represents a complete of 443 constituencies the place the acute proper is current within the second spherical… The RN approaches it within the lead in 222 constituencies and the LR candidates supported by it are in 38 others. RN candidates had solely achieved this efficiency in 65 constituencies in 2022. One hundred and eighty of those RN candidates have already achieved a rating above 40% and due to this fact have an excellent probability of being elected within the second spherical.

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