Macron's chair in danger? There is a lot of voting in France, power may go into the hands of the right wing

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The National Rally has long been linked to racism and anti-Semitism, and is seen as hostile to France's Muslim community. According to predictions regarding the election results, the National Rally is likely to win this time.

President Emmanuel Macron.

Large scale voting took place on Sunday for the first round of parliamentary elections in France. After which it is now being speculated that for the first time after the Nazi era, the reins of power may go into the hands of nationalist and far-right forces. The parliamentary elections being held in two phases will end on July 7.

The election outcome is likely to have a big impact on European financial markets, Western support for Ukraine and France's approach to managing its global military force and nuclear arsenal.

Disappointed with Macron's leadership

Many French voters are worried about inflation and economic concerns. They are also disappointed with the leadership of President Emmanuel Macron. Marine Le Pen's anti-immigration National Rally party has capitalized on this discontent in the election and has fueled it especially through online platforms like TikTok. All opinion polls before the election have predicted a victory for the National Rally.

A new left-wing coalition, the New Popular Front, is also posing a challenge to the pro-business Macron and his centrist coalition, Gather for the Republic.

first phase voting

In fact, voting for the parliamentary elections in France began at 8 am on Sunday and the initial trends of the election results are expected at 8 pm. Macron had announced mid-term elections in France after the crushing defeat from the National Rally in the European Parliament elections in early June this year.

National Rally likely to win

The National Rally has long been linked to racism and anti-Semitism and is seen as hostile to France's Muslim community. According to election result forecasts, the National Rally is likely to win the parliamentary election.

20 percent more votes were cast

There are 4.95 crore registered voters in the country who will elect 577 members of the National Assembly, the influential lower house of the French Parliament. More than 59 percent of the voters exercised their franchise three hours before the voting closed. This is 20 percent more than the first round of voting in 2022.