Watch stay: France’s snap election continues as polls open in decisive second spherical | EUROtoday

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Watch stay as voting takes place throughout France on Sunday 7 July, in a parliamentary run-off election that may reconfigure the political panorama, with opinion polls forecasting the far-right National Rally (RN) will win essentially the most votes however possible fall wanting a majority.

Such an final result might plunge the nation right into a chaotic hung parliament weeks earlier than the Paris Olympic Games, severely denting the authority of president Emmanuel Macron.

Equally, if the nationalist, eurosceptic RN did win a majority, the pro-business, Europhile president might discover himself compelled right into a tough “cohabitation”.

Marine Le Pen’s RN scored historic positive factors to win final Sunday’s first-round vote, elevating the spectre of France’s first far-right authorities since World War Two.

But after centrist and leftist events joined forces over the previous week in a bid to forge an anti-RN barricade, Ms Le Pen’s hopes of the RN profitable an absolute majority within the 577-seat National Assembly have diminished.

Polls recommend the RN will turn into the dominant legislative power, however fail to succeed in the 289-seat majority that Ms Le Pen and her 28-year-old protege Jordan Bardella consider would enable them to assert the prime minister’s job and drag France sharply rightward.