The French Prime Minister is resigning

French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal is resigning. He said he would offer his resignation to President Emmanuel Macron on Monday after his party failed to secure a majority in parliamentary elections. News from AFP.

He said that if his resignation is not accepted, he will continue to serve as Prime Minister for as long as he is needed. And just three weeks later, the Paris Olympics are going to be held in the country. In the meantime, the results of the second round of voting in the country have been published.

However, the country’s new government has been complicated as no party has been able to secure a single majority. The hard-right National Rally (RN) failed to win a majority in the second round of voting despite leading the country in the first round of voting. According to official results, the left-wing coalition New Popular Front (NPE) has won the second round of voting and is set to win the most seats in parliament.

President Macron’s moderate Ensemble coalition is in second place in the polls and the RN party has now slipped to third place. In Sunday’s vote, the left-wing coalition parties fought unitedly to prevent the hard-right National Assembly.

The victory of the right wing in the first round of voting caused alarm among liberals and moderates. There have been talks between the left-wing coalition and Macron’s coalition to prevent the RN from winning a second term. These two alliances together withdrew more than two hundred candidates. This tactic of the Left and the Center worked in the end to ensure that only one gets the votes counted against the RN.

However, as no party gets the majority, there is concern about the formation of the government. Because the country has not seen the previous experience of three parties working together. President Macron has not yet commented on the second round of elections.

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The country’s first round of elections was held on June 30. The hard-right has never won the first round of French parliamentary elections before. This is the first time since World War II that a right-wing party has won the first round of voting. They were very optimistic about the formation of the government. But the second round of elections turned everything upside down.