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Macron’s camp could miss absolute majority in parliament, polls show -Breaking


© Reuters. French President Emmanuel Macron awaits the arrival of Petr Fiala, Czech Prime Minister (not seen), before a meeting at Paris’ Elysee Palace on June 7, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

PARIS (Reuters) – The centrist French president Emmanuel Macron’s camp is unlikely to win absolute majority at this month’s legislative elections. Two polls on Tuesday showed.

Macron, France’s proeuropean centrist president, won another mandate in April.

He must also win the majority of the lower chamber in the June 12th and 19 ballots to put his reform agenda into effect. Polls show that support for the idea is shrinking.

According to LCI polling, Macron’s Renaissance Party and its allies are at 289, while the absolute majority of seats is at 289, however, 250-290 seats could be won by Macron’s party, as per the Ifop Institute for Broadcasting LCI.

According to the pollster, Macron’s party won 275-311 seats while its allies took 310.

On Tuesday, a Harris Interactive-Toluna poll was published for Challenges magazine. It had an optimistic prediction of Macron’s camp at 285-335 seats. However, it may not be able to win a majority.

Modern-day France would not accept a minority government or coalition government. To avoid large-scale coalitions, the Fifth Republic was created.

Jean-Luc Melenchon, a left-wing veteran and hard-left veteran is viewed second in the polls. But, the Les Republicains conservative could become kingmakers if Macron’s Ensemble alliance loses its absolute majority.

Macron’s La Republique en Marche Party won 314 of the legislative seats, but lost gradually to just under 270.

Thanks to the support of its allies (around 80 legislators), it maintained control of parliament.