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Macron's Party and Left-Wing Alliance Block Far-Right Majority in French Elections

July 8, 2024

In France’s recent legislative elections, the country’s left-wing New Popular Front alliance and President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist coalition thwarted the anticipated victory of Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally. The turn-around comes only a week after France's far-right National Rally made historic gains in the first round of snap elections. William Drozdiak, a Global Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program, provides an overview of the final election results. He discusses the message the French public has sent with its vote, where Macron stands after his political gamble to call snap elections, and what’s up ahead as France gears up for the Olympics, and a new government now split between three large opposing blocs. 


William Drozdiak

William Drozdiak

Global Fellow, Global Europe Program;
Author "The Last President of Europe: Emmanuel Macron’s Race to Revive France and Save the World"
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The Global Europe Program is focused on Europe’s capabilities, and how it engages on critical global issues.  We investigate European approaches to critical global issues. We examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our initiatives include “Ukraine in Europe” – an examination of what it will take to make Ukraine’s European future a reality.  But we also examine the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE, Europe’s energy security, transatlantic trade disputes, and challenges to democracy. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more