The far right leads the first round of early legislative elections in France


The far-right party, the National Rally (RN) led by Jordan Bardella came first on Sunday at the end of the first round of the legislative snap elections with 33% of the votes, according to estimates from polling institutes at the polls close at 8:00 p.m.

The RN and its allies from the Republican right are followed by the left-wing alliance The New Popular Front with 28.50 and the presidential coalition under the banner of Ensemble, credited with 22 of the votes, according to the same estimates relayed by the media in France.

The second round of these direct universal suffrage elections will take place on July 7 to elect the 577 deputies who will sit in the National Assembly for the next five years.

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