As in the presidential election, the first round of legislative elections was marked by record abstention, which stood at 52.49% according to the final results communicated by the Ministry of the Interior. Thus, among the nearly 49 million voters, 25,696,476 did not make the trip to the polling stations. This abstention disrupts the match between the coalition supporting Emmanuel Macron, in search of an absolute majority, and the allied left behind Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
The Nupes has, as the polls predicted, made the expected breakthrough well, threatening the absolute majority of the Macron camp. The match is extremely tight with Ensemble, which is even a very short head ahead of the left-wing coalition. The outgoing majority obtained 25.75% of the vote, or 21,442 votes more than the Nupes (LFI, PCF, PS and EELV) gathered behind Jean-Luc Mélenchon (25.66%), out of 23.3 million voters .
The Macron camp keeps the advantage in the projections of the 577 seats of deputies, with a range of 255 to 295 seats, ahead of the Nupes (150 to 210), according to the polling institutes.
Together ! hopes to keep the absolute majority, set at 289 deputies, which would allow him to avoid having to deal with other groups to have the texts of the executive adopted, starting with the emblematic pension reform which is to come into effect in one year, according to the promise of Emmanuel Macron.
While Jean-Luc Mélenchon had urged the French to make these elections a “third round” of the presidential election, the left should no matter what happens be the main opposition bloc at the Palais-Bourbon. A form of victory, fruit of the torn unity agreement.