Skip to Content

Marine Le Pen. Emmanuel Macron. Screenshot from YouTube

Historic score for Le Pen as Macron suffers major setback in second round

Although his party won, it could not get an absolute majority, which is why France will have a coalition government. It will seriously hamper Emmanuel Macron's actions, depending on who the coalition is with.

Published: June 20, 2022, 1:59 am


    Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s left-wing coalition came second. In third place was Marine Le Pen’s RN. The RN made a historic breakthrough in the National Assembly, winning between 80 and 95 seats. The LREM suffered a major setback, by not obtaining an absolute majority (between 210 and 230 seats), ahead of Nupes (between 170 and 190 seats). The Republicans scored between 55 to 65 deputies.

    With the historic score of her party, the president of the National Rally was re-elected with more than 63 percent of the vote in the 11th constituency of Pas-de-Calais.

    Christophe Castagnière, leader of Macron’s LREM movement and former head of the Interior Ministry, lost in his constituency to the left and Brigitte Bourguignon, Macron’s health minister, must resign.

    The current Minister of Health of France lost in the last parliamentary elections to the Ivorian Rachel Keke, who works as a cleaning lady in a hotel.

    Keke comes from the left coalition, having become famous after organizing a 22-month strike of hotel workers demanding better working conditions.

    Eric Zemmour, the president of Reconquête, himself eliminated in the first round in the Var (like all the candidates of his party) commented on the results of the ballot on Twitter. Zemmour’s strategy had been to divide and weaken the right.

    In the light of his successful endeavour, he faked concern about the inevitable outcome: “The appallingly high score of the NUPES could have been avoided if the right was united. Despite the strong push of the RN, the first opposition force is Islamo-leftist. With a union, it would have been patriotic.”

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.


    No more room for farmers with ‘WEF Food Hubs’

    The HagueFood Innovation Hubs (FUBs) are being set up all over the world for the "transformation of food systems". In November 2020, the World Economic Forum announced that the European Food Innovation Hub will be located in Wageningen, in the Netherlands.

    A political shift in Austria

    ViennaA political earthquake is threatening Austria. The ÖVP continues to drop in the polls and is now in third place. The FPÖ can establish itself in second place under its pro-Russian chairman Herbert Kickl. Another disastrous result for the Chancellor's Party, after the governing coalition of the ÖVP and the Greens lost the majority in the polls months ago.

    Germany ‘to meet its Waterloo in next elections’ with trans bill

    BerlinGermany is fast becoming a dystopia – a society in cataclysmic decline: Minister of Justice Buschmann (FDP) and Minister for Family Affairs Paus (Greens) have now presented a draft law according to which every person in Germany can determine their own gender and first name themselves and change it in a simple procedure at the registry office.

    Drug lab unearthed at NATO nuclear base

    BurkelA clandestine drug laboratory has been discovered on a military base in Belgium where NATO nuclear weapons are stored. The synthetic drug Ecstasy was being mass produced on a large scale at the site.

    Globally the G7 are a minority

    ElmauIt is repeatedly claimed that the G7 are the “most important industrialized countries” and thus generally the most important countries in the world. However, on closer inspection this contention is wrong.

    Europe’s next drug hotspot

    KievBefore the war, the Ukrainian police actively fought drug-related crime. Now the authorities have other priorities.

    EU accession status for Ukraine – Brussels to tackle the impossible

    Brussels/KievThe decision to grant Ukraine accession status raises numerous questions: Ukraine (and Moldova) were officially granted this status at the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday evening. This decision had been extremely controversial and contested for weeks. But all previous critics – above all Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, the Netherlands and France – have surprisingly caved in and have cleared the way for the two countries to join the EU.

    ‘Fiat money needed to hide Great Reset costs’

    ViennaThe failure to put the financial system on a solid footing after the financial crisis in 2008, the pandemic and sanctions due to the Ukraine war, have ensured that the cards are finally being reshuffled.

    Major setback for Transatlanticism: Italian Five Star Movement splits over Ukraine policy

    RomeIn Italy, the dispute over the Draghi government's Ukraine policy has led to a political earthquake: Foreign Minister Di Maio has resigned from his party, the Five Star Movement, after considerable squabbling over Ukraine.

    Food from ground chicken bones?

    HelsinkiAmong all the alarming reports about an impending food crisis, a Finnish company believes that it has found a way to incorporate bones into minced chicken, which reduces the meat's production cost and environmental impact. But will anyone want to eat it?

    Go to archive