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Macron ‘confident’ that French will ‘make the right choice’ in snap polls

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he was confident that the French would make the right choice in snap elections he called on Sunday after his centrist alliance was beaten by the far right in EU elections. France will go to the polls to vote for a new National Assembly on June 30, with a second round on July 7. Follow our live blog for all the latest developments and reactions.  

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 “I am confident in the capacity of the French people to make the right choice for themselves and for future generations. My sole ambition is to be useful to our country that I love so much,” Macron said on X.

His stunning announcement came after EU election projections showed the far-right National Rally (RN) had scored more than double the votes of his centrist alliance in the French vote.

In his address to the nation on Sunday, Macron noted that in total far-right parties in France had won almost 40 percent of the vote.

“It is a situation to which I cannot resign myself … I cannot act as if nothing had happened,” Macron added.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, Reuters)

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