Macron bloc expected to win French parliament vote

French President Emmanuel Macron looks on during a visit to the National Gendarmerie Brigade in Gaillac, France, June 9, 2022. Caroline Blumberg/Pool via REUTERS

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PARIS, June 10 (Reuters) – Forty-four percent of French people polled expect President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist bloc to win this month’s legislative elections, according to an Ifop-Fiducial poll for Sud Radio, but with a high abstention rate.

The poll, which polled 913 people from June 7-8, added that 54% said they would abstain. Twenty-five percent expected the leftist Nupes bloc to win the parliamentary elections, while 22% expected the far-right National Rally party to win.

The election takes place on June 12 and 19.

Macron was re-elected president of France in April, but he also needs a majority in the lower house of parliament to implement reforms aimed at strengthening the economy, such as proposed changes to pensions and the reduction of pensions. taxes. Read more

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Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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