Macron Dissolves Parliament as French Far Right Makes Crushing Gains in EU Elections

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In a dramatic and unprecedented move, President Emmanuel Macron has dissolved the French National Assembly, responding to a seismic shift in the political landscape following the European Union (EU) elections.

The elections saw the far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National), led by Marine Le Pen, achieve sweeping gains, shaking the foundation of French and European politics.

The National Rally party gained 31.5% of support in France according to exit polls on Sunday, becoming the first French party to receive more than 30% of votes in European elections since 1984.

The far-right National Rally (RN) party secured 31,5% of votes in the European elections on Sunday, leaving behind President Emmanuel Macron‘s Renaissance, according to first exit polls.

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