France’s parties launch new push after far-right success

France’s parties launch new push after far-right success

France’s political landscape is in turmoil after the far-right National Rally (RN) made significant gains in the first round of parliamentary elections. With only a short time to regroup, France’s traditional parties are launching a new push to prevent the RN from clinching an absolute majority in the final vote.

RN leader Jordan Bardella is rallying supporters to make a choice between his party, which he describes as a group of patriots ready to take action, and what he calls a left-wing alliance that poses an “existential threat to the French nation.” The stakes are high, with current Prime Minister Gabriel Attal warning of the dangers of the far right gaining too much power.

Despite the political crisis, President Emmanuel Macron has vowed not to resign, pledging to serve out the rest of his term. With three years left in office, Macron faces a challenging political landscape as he navigates the rise of the far right and attempts to maintain stability in France.

As the parties gear up for the final vote, the future of France hangs in the balance. Stay tuned for more updates on this unfolding political drama.

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