Jun 19, 2022

French National Assembly vote decides battle between Macron and left

It's not even two months since Emmanuel Macron was convincingly re-elected as president but he is already in a crunch election that could prevent him pushing through his reforms. Several ministers in the Macron government are battling to keep their seats and hold on to their jobs, and two of the toughest fights involve Europe Minister Clément Beaune and Green Transition Minister Amélie de Montchalin. While fighting for the presidency, Mr Macron rallied voters across the spectrum by presenting his main rival Marine Le Pen as an extremist and contrary to the republic's values. President Macron has appealed to voters to give him a solid majority in the "Superior interest of the nation", while Russia's war rages at the gates of Europe. President Macron has promised a "New method" of governing with greater involvement from civil society.

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