AAfter the first projections of the French legislative elections that show the alliance as the winner, ahead of the bloc that included Macron’s party and the far right, Stéphane Séjourné commented that “contrary to what some predicted, the moderate republican central bloc is still there, it is still standing”.

Foreign Minister Séjourné also thanked the candidates for deputies who lost their seats or who “withdrew in the name of republican values”.

“Today, our political family was able to mobilize millions of French people around a republican, progressive, European and humanist project. Today, (the alliance) Together participated in the clear victory of the democrats. Tens of millions of French people said consciously, sovereignly and massively no to the extreme right,” he said.

Estimates released after the polls closed in the second round of the legislative elections indicate a victory for the New Popular Front, with 172 and 215 deputies, while Emmanuel Macron’s bloc could count on 150 to 180 seats, ahead of the far-right party, with between 115 and 155 deputies elected.

In the first round on June 30, the far-right party managed to win legislative elections for the first time, obtaining 33.1% of the vote and almost doubling its support since France last elected its National Assembly in 2022.

It was followed by the left-wing alliance New Popular Front (which brings together socialists, ecologists and communists and is led by France Insoumise (LFI), the radical left party of Jean-Luc Mélenchon), with 28%.

The Ensemble (Together) obtained 20%.

The French legislative elections were called by Macron, following the defeat of his party and the sharp rise of the National Rally in the European Parliament elections on 9 June. The election of a new executive was not due to take place until 2027.

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