Legislative 2022: a huge RN wave in an ungovernable France

This is the worst case scenario for the president. The extreme right achieves a historic breakthrough and the left confirms its return. Even with the entire right, if she agreed to join him, the president could barely govern. The crisis sets in after a disastrous campaign.

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VSis a clap of thunder! Worse than the darkest nightmares for the Elysée. Emmanuel Macron thought the danger would come from his left. But the storm also came – and with what force! – from the extreme right.

At the end of the second round of legislative elections this Sunday, the absolute majority escapes by far Emmanuel Macron. It would have taken 289 deputies out of 577 to win it, but his coalition only gets 234, according to Ipsos. Even with the support of the entire right (if it were to obtain it, which is far from certain), which resists with 75 elected representatives, the president’s party would barely cross the bar. France is ungovernable. She goes into crisis.

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