French far-fight defeats Macron’s centrists

The French headed to the polls on Sunday (30 June) to decide on their next government after President Emmanuel Macron announced a snap election in response to  strong performance for France’s far-right in the European elections.

Jordan Bardella’s far-right Rassemblement National emerged victorious in this first round of legislative elections, with a record score of 34%. But what messages is this result sending ahead of the definitive second round on Sunday (7 July), and what could the outcome mean for Macron’s future? 

To look at the results of the first round of the French elections, the reactions and what to expect we’re joined by our Paris based politics reporter Théo Bourgery-Gonse.

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