According to a survey, France’s re-elected President Emmanuel Macron can currently count on a majority in the parliamentary elections in June. However, the left-wing camp could be represented in parliament much more strongly than before, according to the survey published by the Elabe Institute on Wednesday.
According to this, the middle camp of the president could get 290 to 330 of the 577 seats in parliament in the second ballot, which would mean a loss of 20 to 60 seats. The new left alliance with the Left Party, Socialists and Greens would therefore have 160 to 185 seats, an increase of 87 to 112 seats.
According to the survey, the big losers would be the middle-class conservative Républicains, who would only get 25 to 50 seats, a loss of 86 to 111 seats. On the other hand, the right-wing populist Rassemblement National party could get 35 to 65 seats, 27 to 57 more than before. According to the survey, a major uncertainty factor is the foreseeable very low voter turnout. 47 percent of those surveyed are sure that they will cast their vote, and 12 percent seriously intend to do so.
An analysis by the Jean Jaurès Foundation, also presented on Wednesday, sees the low turnout of young people in particular as a risk for the left-wing coalition’s performance. Although young people increasingly supported the left camp, they voted less often than other age groups.
The French will re-elect their parliament in two ballots on June 12th and 19th. For Macron, after his re-election, the question is whether he still has a parliamentary majority behind him.