HASfter having tied the game in the first round of the legislative elections, the Nupes left and the presidential coalition begin a week of duel on Monday, the stakes of which are Emmanuel Macron’s ability to retain an absolute majority in the National Assembly.
Macronie, united under the label Ensemble!, beat the united left by only 21,442 votes, out of 23.3 million voters in the first round (25.75% of the vote, against 25.66% for Nupes) and keeps the advantage in the projections of the 577 seats of deputies.
As expected, the candidates of the National Rally (18.5% to 19.8%) failed to capitalize on the momentum of Marine Le Pen, who had garnered more than 40% of the votes in the second round for the presidential election.
Verdict in a week
But the suspense is total to know if Emmanuel Macron will manage, two months after his re-election, to keep an absolute majority of 289 seats allowing him to pass his reforms, starting with that of pensions.
The various institutes give the Macron camp within a range of 255 to 295 seats, when the left (LFI, PCF, PS and EELV) gathered under the Nupes banner, is estimated between 150 to 210 seats.
The two camps have one week to ward off record abstention which reached 52.49% of registered voters, exceeding the previous one in 2017 (51.3%).