Emmanuel Macron's majority at risk from 'Far-Left alliance’

Voters will cast their ballots in two rounds of voting in French legislative electiond on June 12 and 19

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Emmanuel Macron’s majority is at risk from a “Far-Left alliance”, an expert has claimed.

Voters in France will cast their ballots in two rounds of French legislative elections on June 12 and 19.

It was thought that Mr Macron’s centralist party was set to win a parliamentary majority, something it already holds.

Nigel Farage and David Chazan
Nigel Farage and David Chazan
Emmanuel Macron's majority is at risk by a "Far-Left alliance"
Emmanuel Macron's majority is at risk by a "Far-Left alliance"

But an IFOP poll showed for the first time last week that Ensemble may fall short of an absolute majority in parliament, potentially complicating Mr Macron's agenda.

An alliance, headed by Jean-Luc Melenchon, is now expected to push Mr Macron all the way.

Speaking about the upcoming vote, journalist David Chazan told GB News: “I think what’s happened in terms of UK coverage of this election is that until a few days ago, it has been assumed that President Macron’s centralist party was set to win a parliamentary majority which it already holds.

“So not much of a story there.

“But in the past few days that has looked in doubt because Jean-Luc Melenchon’s green and leftist alliance, it’s a number of parties including socialists, communists and environmentalists look as though they are very, very close to President Macron’s group.

“According to opinion polls they are unlikely to win the parliamentary majority that Jean-Luc Melenchon says would force President Macron to name him Prime Minister.

“But they could easily rob Mr Macron’s party it needs to govern effectively.”