French Prez Macron calls for snap parliamentary polls on June 30, know potential implications

The announcement from the French President Emmanuel Macron has come after heavy defeat in European Union vote.

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French President Emmanuel Macron's decision to call for snap parliamentary elections on June 30 is a significant political move. According to the sources, President Macron has dissolved the country’s parliament, as well as the National Assembly, after exit polls showed the party’s loss in European parliamentary elections on Sunday.

Snap elections are typically called to resolve a political impasse or to capitalize on favorable conditions for the ruling party. This move can be seen as an attempt to secure a stronger mandate for his administration.

According to CNN, it has been reported that as per preliminary estimates, Macron's Renaissance Party narrowly managed to clinch second place with 15.2 percent of the vote, ahead of the Socialists in third place with 14.3 percent. The far-right National Rally (RN) party got 31.5 percent of the vote, more than twice the percentage of Macron's party.

Following the announcement of the exit poll, Jordan Bardella, the head of the RN, made a joyful speech in which he called on Macron to dissolve the French parliament.

Meanwhile, Macron in an hour-long address announced that he would dissolve the lower house of parliament in France and will arrange for the parliamentary elections. As per reports, there will be two rounds, the first one on June 30 and the second one on July 7.

Notably, the Parliamentary elections in the French system are used to choose the 577 members of the National Assembly, the lower house. 

Here are some potential implications and considerations regarding this announcement:

Political Strategy: Macron might be aiming to strengthen his party's position in the National Assembly. If his party secures more seats, it would make it easier to pass legislation and implement his agenda without significant opposition.

Voter Turnout: Snap elections can sometimes lead to lower voter turnout if the public is not adequately informed or engaged. This factor could influence the election results and the legitimacy of the new parliament.

Overall, the announcement of snap parliamentary elections is a bold and risky move that could reshape the French political landscape. Notably, the outcome of these elections will shape the policies on global issues and international relations with major countries like the United States and China.