Election day polls show that Macron’s party did not succeed in winning double – digit votes nationally, while Le Pen’s National Assembly failed to achieve its main goal, beating cities such as Marseille and Nice in the Provence-Alpes-C டிte d’Azur region.
Tensions have been linked to the results of the second round of French regional and local elections, which are seen as an important test for both Macron and Le Pen.
The election results appear to be a boost to the traditional right-wing Republican Party and the Socialist Party, which was squeezed out when Macron came to power in 2017 with the new Republican Party (LREM).
In Pro Benz-Alps-C டிte d’Azur and the Hots-de-France, Le Pen also hoped to win, with center-right candidates likely to win instead.
According to TV channel France 2, National Assembly candidate Thierry Mariani received 42 percent of the vote in Provence-Alpes-C டிte d’Azur, according to Ipsos / Chopra Steria election day polls.
Marine Lebanon is not a candidate in the regional elections itself, but a victory in one region will strengthen him politically ahead of the French presidential election in April next year.
Macron’s party will receive only 7 percent of the national vote, according to an election day poll conducted by Ipoh Fiduciel for the TV channels DF1 and LCI.
Party leader Stanislas Gurini says the result is a “disappointment.”
Two-thirds did not vote
The first round of the June 20 election also disappointed the LREM and the National Assembly.
Le Pen, who has been trying to break free from the extremist label that has held his party for ten years, seems to have the wind in its boat and the chance to conquer one of France’s twelve mainland.
However, unusually only 33 percent affected the National Assembly, which did not win any of those territories.
Other polling stations are also characterized by very low turnout. So far, it looks like it will end like it did in the previous round.