Triangular, withdrawals… The candidacies for the second spherical of the legislative elections are closed | EUROtoday

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LThe submitting of purposes for the second spherical of the legislative elections, Sunday, July 7, is now closed. In complete, 214 certified candidates introduced their withdrawal on Tuesday, July 2 at 6 p.m., the deadline to verify their continued or withdrawal from the poll, in response to a depend by Agence France-Presse. Mostly from the left (127) or from the presidential majority camp (81), these candidates had largely come third in a constituency the place the National Rally (RN) had come out on prime within the first spherical.

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In complete, solely 107 triangular and a couple of quadrangular stay within the second spherical, out of the 311 anticipated on the exit polls. Often with out enthusiasm, the withdrawals of Macronist or left-wing candidates happen within the overwhelming majority of constituencies the place at the very least three candidates have been certified and the place the Le Pen celebration is able to win. This maneuver goals to keep away from an absolute majority (289 deputies) in favor of the RN.

“Withdrawals do not mean rallies,” repeated Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, on a visit to Eure-et-Loir on Tuesday, July 2, reaffirming that there was no query of “a coalition, an alliance” with La France insoumise (LFI). For his half, the president of the RN, Jordan Bardella, able to enter Matignon, denounced “alliances of dishonor” and known as on voters to grant him an absolute majority “in the face of the existential threat to the French nation” that, in response to him, the New Popular Front (NFP) represents.

Gabriel Attal requires a “plural assembly” towards the RN

On Sunday, June 30, in the course of the first spherical of the legislative elections, the RN obtained greater than 10.6 million votes, or 33.1% of the vote, a historic stage – excluding the second spherical of the 2022 presidential election. In the primary spherical, the RN elected 39 deputies, beginning with Marine Le Pen in Pas-de-Calais. The celebration with the flame, allied with Éric Ciotti, certified in 443 of the 577 constituencies and is within the lead in 296 of them.

For the primary time since World War II, the far proper might govern France. And few choices can be found to different political forces to stop it. Jordan Bardella has already made it recognized that he would refuse the submit of Prime Minister if he didn’t have an absolute majority, or 289 deputies. But, if the RN comes shut, with “for example 270 deputies”, Marine Le Pen indicated that her celebration would search to draw “deputies for example various right, various left, LR who have expressed in the past a proximity with” them.

If the celebration with the flame couldn’t govern, the Macronists, part of the left and a few LR might attempt to kind a “grand coalition”, frequent in European international locations however overseas to French political traditions. Gabriel Attal thus hoped {that a} “plural assembly” would emerge from the poll bins, whereas LR Xavier Bertrand, for his half, spoke of a “government of national revival”. But Manuel Bompard dominated out that LFI would take part in such a coalition.