Macron dissolves French parliament, calls snap election after EU defeat

The Associated Press June 10, 2024, 05:00 AM UTC

Summary: French President Macron dissolved parliament after his party's defeat in EU elections. Far-right National Rally led with 31%-32% votes. Macron's Renaissance party had around 15%. Legislative elections set for June 30 and July 7. Macron aims to address voters' concerns. Potential power shift to Le Pen's party could lead to "cohabitation." Socialist Party also saw a resurgence with 14% votes. France elects 81 members to the European Parliament out of 720 total seats.

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