France election highlights: Leftists win most seats, but no party wins majority

The New Popular Front coalition of leftists won the majority of seats at the French legislative elections in 2024, defeating a far-right surge, but not gaining a majority. This result leaves France with the shocking prospect of a divided parliament, and threatens to paralyze a country that is a key member of the European Union as well as the Olympic host.

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Final results: the leftist coalition won the most seats in Parliament. Emmanuel Macron’s centrists and Marine Le Pen’s National Rally, the far-right National Rally, came in second.

Gabriel Attal, the prime minister of France, has offered to resign. He plans to submit his resignation Monday. If needed, he said he would stay until after the Paris Olympics.


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