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Emmanuel Macron hammered in French election… but shock as far right loses out in surprise win for left wing alliance

EMMANUEL Macron has been hammered once again in the latest French election exit poll – but the prediction is a shock as the far right loses out in an extraordinary win for the left-wing alliance...READ THE FULL ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE▶▶

If the projections are correct, Marine Le Pen’s party has fallen short of what many observers and leaders had expected.

Exit poll spells disaster for Macron as Marine Le Pen’s far-right party comes third

French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal said he will hand his resignation to President Emmanuel Macron on Monday morningCredit: Reuters

Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party is projected to come third

Last week hundreds of left-wing protesters flooded the streets and clashed with cops in Paris as they set off fireworks and flares
The French Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, revealed today that he will hand his resignation to President Macron on Monday morning.

He added that he will carry out his functions as long as required.

The left appears to be the main winners of tonight with the number of seats held by President Macron’s supporters slashed considerably.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the radical left France Unbowed party, the largest in the left-wing coalition New Popular Front (NFP), has addressed his supporters following the exit poll results.

He said: “The far right is far from a majority tonight… The election result is the outcome of a magnificent mobilisation effort.

“The president has to bow and admit this is a defeat… the prime minister needs to leave.”

Incumbent president Emmanuel Macron’s party and their allies were left dragging behind in the polls as Marine Le Pen’s National Rally scooped the first round of legislative elections on Sunday.

Her party reached 33 per cent of the vote, while the left-wing New Popular Front came in second with 28 per cent.

Macron’s centrist bloc trailed behind with just 20 per cent, the interior ministry said.

France’s incumbent Prime Minister Gabriel Attal said the far right sits at the “gates of power”.

Macron took a gamble in calling the snap election last month – which appears to have backfired.

An extra 30,000 police officers have been deployed across the country with around 5,000 of them stationed in Paris

It comes after hundreds of left-wing protesters flooded the streets and clashed with cops in Paris as they set off fireworks and flares.

Dozens of protesters also scaled the Place de la Republique as police and firefighters attempted to quell tensions.

Dramatic pictures show fires raging and shop windows smashed.

Cops unleashed tear gas while firefighters tried to put out blazes.

France has not been under far-right leadership since World War Two when Philippe Pétain and his prime minister Pierre Laval headed the Vichy regime that collaborated with the Nazis.

At least 289 are needed for an absolute majority in the National Assembly, France’s lower house of parliament.

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