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Violence erupts in France amid Left-wing election Lead

Violence erupted across France following an exit poll suggesting a left-wing coalition’s lead in the snap election. This unexpected outcome dealt a significant blow to Marine Le Pen’s ambitions of forming France’s first hard-right government since World War II.

News Arena Network - Paris - UPDATED: July 7, 2024, 09:34 PM - 3 mins read

French Streets In Turmoil After Left-Wing Election Lead.

Violence erupts in France amid Left-wing election Lead

French Streets In Turmoil After Left-Wing Election Lead.


Violence erupted across France following an exit poll suggesting a left-wing coalition’s lead in the snap election. This unexpected outcome dealt a significant blow to Marine Le Pen’s ambitions of forming France’s first hard-right government since World War II.

 

Masked demonstrators took to the streets, igniting flares and causing disturbances. Riot police were dispatched nationwide to manage the chaos. The French election night turned turbulent as results showed a left-wing coalition poised to claim the majority of parliamentary seats. This prompted both celebrations and unrest in Paris.

 

Prime Minister Gabriel Attal announced his resignation as a far-left political alliance unexpectedly surged ahead in the snap elections. Thousands gathered at Paris’s Place de la Republique to cheer the news, highlighting widespread support for the coalition over Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron’s centrist bloc, which secured second place. Conservatives were left reeling by the upset, having anticipated Marine Le Pen’s National Rally to seize power.

 

Social media footage captured fiery scenes in Parisian streets. Authorities in riot gear managed crowds as tear gas was deployed amid clashes. Protesters reportedly threw Molotov cocktails and set off smoke bombs.

 

The victorious left-wing coalition, known as the Popular Front, comprises France’s Socialist Party, the French Communist Party, the Ecologists, and France Unbowed.

 

Their platform includes overturning Macron’s pension reforms, advocating for a retirement age of 60, raising public sector wages, reinstating a wealth tax, and increasing France’s minimum wage.

 

The election results marked a significant shift in French politics, with the National Rally, led by Jordan Bardella, claiming substantial gains despite initial high expectations.

 

Bardella criticised Macron for purportedly “pushing France into uncertainty and instability” and expressed disappointment at falling short of projected outcomes despite an increase in parliamentary seats.

 

President Emmanuel Macron will wait to make decisions about a new government, according to a statement from Elysee Palace, following the announcement of preliminary results from the second round of parliamentary elections.

 

In Paris, the announcement that the left-wing Popular Front was projected to surpass the National Rally sparked jubilation among supporters. The result marked a turnaround from the National Rally’s initial lead after the first round of elections. Parisians took to the streets, holding signs and cheering as the outcome was confirmed at 8 pm local time.

 

Amidst the celebrations, expressions of relief were evident as flares were lit and chants of “everyone hates fascists” echoed through the streets. Initial projections were released at 8 PM Paris time, with official results anticipated to be announced between late Sunday and Monday.

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