France’s Macron’s coalition loses ground to left-wing parties

An alliance of French left-wing parties was poised Sunday to outpace both the far right and President Emmanuel Macron’s coalition in a surprising parliamentary election result, casting France into new political uncertainty.

No single group secured an absolute majority in the second round, leaving France without a clear path to forming a new government just three weeks before the Paris Olympics.

Despite leading the June 30 first round, the results were a major setback for Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally (RN), although they will have their largest-ever contingent in parliament.

Macron’s centrist alliance will see a significant reduction in parliamentary seats but performed better than expected overall.

Prime Minister Gabriel Attal announced he would offer his resignation to Macron on Monday but was prepared to continue serving due to the impending Games.

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