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French Left-Wing Coalition Leads in Parliamentary Polling

An alliance of French left-wing parties is projected to outperform both the far-right National Rally and President Emmanuel Macron's centrist coalition in recent parliamentary elections. No party secured the absolute majority needed, leading to uncertainty in forming a new government just weeks before the Paris Olympics. Prime Minister Gabriel Attal has offered his resignation, while leftist leader Jean-Luc Melenchon has called for the left to form a government.
An alliance of French left-wing parties is set to outperform both the far-right National Rally and President Emmanuel Macron's centrist coalition in recent parliamentary elections, according to projections.

Despite winning the first round on June 30, no party secured the 289 seats needed for an absolute majority, creating significant uncertainty in forming a new government weeks before the Paris Olympics.

Projections indicate the New Popular Front (NFP) would gain the most seats, followed by Macron's alliance and the National Rally.

Prime Minister Gabriel Attal has offered his resignation in light of the results, while Jean-Luc Melenchon of the NFP has called for the left to form a government.

The tense election saw high voter turnout and clashes between political factions, reflecting a national mood of discontent and hopes for democratic stability.
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