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Macron loses French Municipal Elections.

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Macron's LREM Party failed to win any big cities in the French municipal elections and only gained 13% of the vote in Paris.The turnout was low at 34.7% in the second round.  This was not due to coronavirus because the turnout was only 38.8% in the first round before COVID19.Le Pen's National Rally (RN) won Perpignan which is the first large city to fall to the far right party for years.  National Rally now supports the EU and is far to the right of, and far more racist than any UK political party.  They scored this victory despite the customary alliance of all of the opposition parties against them in the second round.Much of the protest vote went to the Greens who won a scattering of smaller towns and increased their vote share. Le Pen is now slightly ahead of Macron in opinion polls

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Macron's LREM Party failed to win any big cities in the French municipal elections and only gained 13% of the vote in Paris.

The turnout was low at 34.7% in the second round.  This was not due to coronavirus because the turnout was only 38.8% in the first round before COVID19.

Le Pen's National Rally (RN) won Perpignan which is the first large city to fall to the far right party for years.  National Rally now supports the EU and is far to the right of, and far more racist than any UK political party.  They scored this victory despite the customary alliance of all of the opposition parties against them in the second round.

Much of the protest vote went to the Greens who won a scattering of smaller towns and increased their vote share.

Le Pen is now slightly ahead of Macron in opinion polls for the 2022 Presidential Election  but would lose in the second round (Le Pen 45% to Macron's 55%) as anti-far right parties will form a coalition to stop her.

Opinion Polls: Macron yellow, Le Pen Navy. Wikipedia
29/6/2020

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