Yeni Demokrasi: Protest against the far-right before the elections in France

Hereby we publish an unofficial translation of an article on the French elections published by Yeni Demokrasi on the French elections.

A protest against the far-right was organized in Paris, days before the second round of the early general elections in France, which were held by the decision of President Emmanuel Macron. In the first round of the early elections held in France on June 30, the far-right Rassemblement National (RN) party and its allies achieved the first position with 33,15 percent of the votes.

After the call of different unions and associations, the protesters gathered in the Place de la République, Paris, against the far right. During the action, they shouted slogans against the far-right party RN, which achieved the first position in the first round of the general elections. They carried the flags of France and Palestine, as well as a large banner that said “We are all against racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim thought.”

French educator Mae, who attended the rally, said, “I am very worried. I think it is not too late to take a stand against the Rassemblement National. I think the power of the majority has a great responsibility here,” she said.

The far-right RN, which has continued to increase its votes for the last 3 elections in France, came first by a wide margin in the last elections to the European Parliament on June 9 with 31,4 percent of the votes. Afterwards President Emmanuel Macron decided to call early elections and dissolved the parliament. He announced that the first round would be held on June 30 and the second round on July 7.

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