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French President Emmanuel Macron announces snap elections

Jun 10, 2024

Paris [France], June 10: French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Sunday evening that he would dissolve the national assembly after suffering a heavy defeat in the European elections.
In a five-minute video address released on social media shortly after 21:00 CET, Macron said that "after having carried out the consultations provided for in Article 12 of our Constitution, I have decided to give you back the choice of our parliamentary future by voting."
"I am therefore dissolving the National Assembly this evening," he added.
The outcome of the EU elections, he acknowledged, is "not a good result for parties who defend Europe."
The first round of voting will be on Sunday, June 30th, and the second on Sunday, July 7th.
Source: Emirates News Agency