Will Macron dissolve parliament over MP loses? Two experts give views (PARMENTIER – The Connexion)

President Emmanuel Macron could dissolve the French parliament in 12 to 18 months’ time following yesterday’s split parliamentary election results, two French political experts told The Connexion

It would be done as a bid to keep legislative power and pass his promised reforms. One expert said President Macron will not be open to alliances (which he will need to have a majority vote to pass reforms) as his first term showed him against such a way of working.

(…) “A dissolution of the National Assembly can be expected within 12 to 18 months, » said Florent Parmentier, general secretary at the Sciences Po CEVIPOF’s political centre, adding that the president will look to put the blame for any gridlock on other parties so as to justify his decision. 

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