Macron Calls for Early French Election Following Party’s EU Vote Loss

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Sunday that he would dissolve the National Assembly and call for a snap legislative election following his party’s significant loss in the European Parliament elections.

In a televised address from the Élysée Palace, Macron declared: “I have decided to give you back the choice of our parliamentary future through the vote. I am therefore dissolving the National Assembly.” He stated that the election would take place in two rounds, on June 30 and July 7.

This decision follows initial projections from France on Sunday indicating that the far-right National Rally party had secured a commanding lead in the European Parliament election, surpassing Macron’s pro-European centrist movement, according to French polling institutions.