The results of the legislative elections revealed the country’s severe political divisions, which French President Emmanuel Macron warned he could not ignore.
Macron said in a broadcast speech that he had spoken with the National Assembly-seated leaders of the opposition political parties and that they had not reached a consensus on the issue of a national unity.
In order to “serve the public interest” of the nation, he claimed, agreements would need to be reached with the other political parties represented in the National Assembly.
The political parties will need to make all voting laws and other decisions for the French President while maintaining complete openness.
He said, “We must learn to govern and legislation differently. Today, no political power can make the laws alone.”
Macron stressed the importance of vital issues like purchasing power, labor, the environment, the energy crisis, and health and added, “Together we will find the path of communal success.”
The president declared, “We will continue to develop this new way as soon as I get back from Brussels.
On June 12 and 19, France held its legislative elections. Only 245 seats were secured by Macron’s alliance Ensemble, falling short of the 289 seats required to win an absolute majority in the National Assembly.