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EU elections 2024 live: Emmanuel Macron dissolves French parliament and calls snap elections after huge far-right gains

www.theguardian.com EU elections 2024 live: Emmanuel Macron dissolves French parliament and calls snap elections after huge far-right gains

Emmanuel Macron makes shock decision to call election for 30 June after National Rally makes huge gains in France

EU elections 2024 live: Emmanuel Macron dissolves French parliament and calls snap elections after huge far-right gains

"Emmanuel Macron, the French president, has announced that he is dissolving the national assembly, and calling for legislative elections on June 30 and July 7.

The French president said that he can’t pretend nothing has happened, that the outcome of the EU election is not good for his government and that the rise of nationalists is a danger for France and Europe."

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