French far-right defeats Macron's party in EU elections

French far-right defeats Macron's party in EU elections

The France's far-right National Rally is widening its lead against President Emmanuel Macron's party in the European elections that will be held in two weeks, according to an Elabe survey for La Tribune and BFM TV.

When asked which party they plan to vote for, 33% of respondents backed the National Rally, led by Marine Le Pen in the country's lower house of parliamentwhile 15.5% preferred a coalition of parties that includes Macron's Renaissance, according to the survey published in the newspaper's Sunday edition.

Raphaël Glucksmann's Socialist Party obtained 13% of voting intentionsthe leftist Francia Insumisa 8% and the Greens 6%, according to the survey. Conservative Republicans won the support of 7% of those surveyed.

Elabe surveyed 1,804 adults from May 24 to 25. The survey showed that the National Rally gained one percentage point compared to a previous survey from May 15 to 17, while Renaissance and the Socialist Party remained unchanged and the Greens fell 1.5 percentage points. Since December, the National Rally led by Jordan Bardella as party president has gained support as have the Socialists, while Macron's party has lost ground.

Le Pen has lost twice in the presidential second round against Macronin 2017 and in 2022. The next presidential election will be in 2027, when Macron will not be able to run due to term limits.