In Paris, between euphoria, relief and shock slogans, the story of the unexpected victory of the New Popular Front

In Paris, between euphoria, relief and shock slogans, the story of the unexpected victory of the New Popular Front
In Paris, between euphoria, relief and shock slogans, the story of the unexpected victory of the New Popular Front

Published on July 08, 2024 at 01:35. / Modified on July 08, 2024 at 01:55.

The final results of the second round of these legislative elections place the New Popular Front in the lead, with 180 deputies. Next come Ensemble, the presidential camp, with 158 seats and the National Rally, with 143 elected representatives. The Republicans, for their part, send 67 deputies to the National Assembly.

“Red for the reds!” At the Rotonde Stalingrad, in the 19th arrondissement, where the election night of La France insoumise (LFI) was taking place, it didn’t take long, once the results were in, for the traffic jams to pop. “The president has the power and the duty to appoint a prime minister of the New Popular Force!” thundered Jean-Luc Mélenchon, with his usual arrogance, in front of jubilant journalists and activists.

Outside, on the Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad, the crowd had gathered, watching the results on giant screens. The leader of the radical left this time mounted a much larger podium. “Macron must either go, or appoint a prime minister from our ranks!” he thundered once again.

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