The second round of the General elections on June 18 was won by La République en Marche (LREM), the party created by the recently elected President Macron. LREM obtained a large majority in the National Assembly with 308 seats and 43.06% votes cast.
“A Tsunami named Macron”, ” Macron’s landslide “… The press doesn’t know what metaphor could describe the meteoric rise of this “Jupiterian President” who, just a year ago, was only an outsider in politics.
Yet, a high abstention taints this success: 57.4%. An unprecedented record in France since 1958.
Just a few weeks after they had taken office, four ministers* had resigned after the suspicions of fictitious jobs.
Nothing stops Emmanuel Macron … but nothing is won in advance!
* Sylvie Goulard (replaced by Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces), Richard Ferrand (replaced by Jacques Mézard, Minister for Territorial Cohesion), Marielle de Sarnez (replaced by Nathalie Loiseau, Minister for European Affairs) Replaced by Nicole Belloubet, keeper of the Seals).
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