Macron and Le Pen lose out as French voters shun local elections

Abstention rate estimated at 68%, and exit polls suggest Le Pen’s National Rally failed to get expected support Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party and Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally both failed to garner expected support in French regional elections that saw an unprecedented rate of abstention. The president and his government failed to mobilise supporters,Continue reading “Macron and Le Pen lose out as French voters shun local elections”

French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

Le Pen eyes landmark win in southern France Macron faces challenge ahead of 2022 presidential vote Turnout nationwide projected at a record low Centre right does better than expected France’s far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday’s regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur and a platformContinue reading “French far right irked by election results, southern region in play”

Gains seen for far-right in French regional polls

France heads to the polls for the first round of regional elections on Sunday that could see Marine Le Pen’s far-right party make gains and step further into the political mainstream. The election will see new assemblies elected for mainland France’s 13 regions and 96 departments, with Le Pen’s National Rally (RN) tipped to winContinue reading “Gains seen for far-right in French regional polls”

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