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In the aftermath of the second round of legislative elections in France, the players in political life endorse the new balance of power resulting from the results of the ballot. The leader of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen, announced Monday morning that she would give up the head of the party to devote herself to her parliamentary group. Follow the latest information here.

  • 11:41 am: the first deputies arrive at the Assembly, uncertainties on all floors

Court of honor open, ushers in a row of onions: first deputies, elected officials from the Paris region, arrived at the Palais Bourbon on Monday morning, “offensive”, “proud” or worried about the results of the legislative elections and the many uncertainties as to the functioning of the new Assembly.

Even before the doors open, at 8:30 a.m., macronist Karl Olive is the first to arrive in the morning freshness. In the majority, “this is not the result we expected”, “everything will not be simple”, confides the various right-wing mayor of Poissy and former sports journalist, in a suit and tie.

  • 11:37 am: RN and Nupes launch the battle for the Finance Committee in the Assembly

The National Rally (RN) and the New Popular, Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), which each claim the place of “first opponent” within the National Assembly, have launched the battle for the presidency of the Finance Committee of the lower house of Parliament, a crucial position traditionally held by the opposition.

  • 11:34 a.m.: photography of the new hemicycle

The Together! won only 245 seats out of 577. The left alliance, Nupes, managed to become the main opposition force with 131 seats. This second round of the legislative elections is also marked by a historic breakthrough of the National Rally which, with 89 elected deputies, will be able to form a parliamentary group. Charlotte Urien-Tomaka takes stock of the new National Assembly.

  • 11:19 am: the challenges awaiting the Nupes

At the end of the second round of the legislative elections, the Nupes did not win the ballot and Jean-Luc Mélenchon will not become Prime Minister. But the left-wing coalition made a strong entry into the National Assembly with 131 deputies and became the leading opposition force. The explanations of Julien Sauvaget.

  • 11:04 am: what future for the Republicans?

Republicans do not all seem to agree after the second round of legislative elections. Some advocate opposition to the President of the Republic, while others are more measured. With 64 deputies elected, the right-wing party saved the furniture and found itself in the position of arbiter in the National Assembly. The details of Julie Dungelhoeff from Nice.

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  • 10:22 a.m .: Marine Le Pen will leave the presidency of the RN to devote herself to the group at the Assembly

The boss of the National Rally announced from her stronghold of Hénin-Beaumont, in Pas-de-Calais, that she would not “take the lead” of her party. “I will focus on chairing this very large group” [qu’a obtenu le parti à l’Assemblée]said the far-right presidential finalist.

Marine Le Pen specified that she would “call” her 89 deputies “for excellence”. “We must be better, more hard-working, more efficient, more efficient,” she declared when the eight RN deputies who had sat so far were not very regular in the Chamber.

She specified that her group would not be “not an exclusively RN group” and that it would be “intended to welcome” deputies elected “thanks to the voters of the RN”, and who had supported her in the second round of the presidential election, in quoting Emmanuelle Ménard, in Hérault, or Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, in Essonne.

With AFP

Legislative 2022
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