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Macron said it was “in light of these principles” that he will decide on the appointment of France’s next prime minister. The NFP won 182 seats in the National Assembly, making it the largest group in the 577-seat parliament. In a victory speech Sunday evening near Stalingrad Square in Paris, he said Macron “has the duty” to ask the NFP to form a government. Jean-Luc Mélenchon (right), leader of the far-left France Unbowed party, celebrates the second-round results at a rally in Paris, July 7, 2024. French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal’s offer to resign was on Monday rejected by Macron, leaving him in place in a caretaker role until the new government is formed.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Marine Le, , France’s, Jean, Luc Mélenchon, France Unbowed, Mélenchon, Macron “, Thomas Padilla, Gabriel Attal’s, ” Macron Organizations: CNN, National Assembly, Marine, Front, NFP, Ensemble, France Unbowed, Socialist, AP, Macron, Olympic Locations: gridlock, Sunday’s, France, Stalingrad, Paris, Italy, Germany
But a wedding that spans seven months is an outlier — even in the extravagant world of big Indian weddings. January: The engagement partyActor Ranveer Singh and his wife actor Deepika Padukone attend the engagement ceremony in January. Ahead of the party, the Ambani family also hosted a communal dinner for more than 50,000 villagers outside Jamnagar. July 2-5: Mass wedding and musical nightBrides and grooms perform rituals during a mass wedding ceremony for underprivileged couples hosted by Anant Ambani's parents, Nita and Mukesh. The Ambani family residence Antilia, which will host some of the weekend's festivities, has been extravagantly decorated ahead of the ceremony.
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CNN —Lionel Messi helped guide Argentina to this year’s Copa América final after scoring in his nation’s 2-0 win against Canada in the semifinals on Tuesday. It means Argentina has now reached the Copa América final in six of the previous eight tournaments, with this being its second in row – the South American side won the 2021 title. It is not easy to be in a final again, to compete again to be champions,” Messi told TyC Sports after the match, per Reuters. Messi, possibly playing at his final Copa América for Argentina, then started finding his stride and went close twice before the end of the first half. Canada is now the 38th team that Lionel Messi has scored against while playing for his country, per Opta.
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Primed to celebrate victory but left explaining why his party finished third, the leader of France’s hard-right National Rally blamed Sunday’s surprise election result on the “caricature” of his party as extremist. That “disinformation,” he said, handed victory to “formations of the extreme left.”The speech to glum supporters on election night by Jordan Bardella, leader of the nationalist party formerly known as the National Front, captured a Europe-wide trend: intense political polarization in which each side denounces the other as “extremist.”Europe is far from what the British historian Eric Hobsbawm termed the “age of extremes” in the 20th century, when the continent succumbed to the twin extremist ideologies of fascism and communism. There are no violent street battles in Berlin, Paris or Vienna as there were before and sometimes after World War II between rival camps, or urban terror campaigns like those in the 1970s and ’80s by the would-be left-wing revolutionaries of Germany’s Red Army Faction and France’s Direct Action.
Persons: Sunday’s, , Jordan Bardella, Eric Hobsbawm Organizations: Front, Germany’s Red Army Locations: Europe, British, Berlin, Paris, Vienna
CNN —Ollie Watkins’ brilliant last-gasp winner earned England a 2-1 win over the Netherlands and a place in Sunday’s Euro 2024 final. Awaiting England in Sunday’s final is the formidable foe of Spain, which has been unequivocally the best team of Euro 2024 so far. After only seven minutes, Simons – named after Barcelona great Xavi Hernández – dispossessed Declan Rice in midfield and stormed towards the England penalty area, before unleashing an unstoppable shot past Jordan Pickford and into the top corner. Foden, who was having by far his best game of the tournament, then hit the woodwork himself as the post denied the Manchester City forward a stunning curled effort. England has known little more than disappointment and heartbreak since winning the World Cup in 1966, Southgate more than most.
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Spain are the first nation through to the Euro 2024 final after beating France 2-1 in Munich. Spain are back in their first big tournament final since the golden generation which dominated from 2008 to 2012. Yamal celebrates with the Spain bench (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)Dermot CorriganFrance’s attack misfires againFor the first time, a Frenchman scored from open play for France. Despite their attacking options, including Dembele, Mbappe, Kolo Muani plus Bradley Barcola, Antoine Griezmann and Giroud from the bench, they could not summon a cutting edge. Their goalscorers were from the penalty spot, an own goal or Kolo Muani.
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President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist Ensemble alliance came in second, preventing the far right from taking power. The stakes couldn’t have been higher, and it is hard to overstate the sense of urgency with which French voters flocked to the polls. It ought to be noted, however, that under half of centrist voters went for the left in a run-off against the far right. Many had assumed that it was a foregone conclusion that the far right would win a majority, absolute or otherwise. On all those occasions, and again last week, many held their noses and voted for the center to keep the far right in check.
Persons: Marie Le Conte, Read, , Emmanuel Macron’s, who’d, Le Pen Organizations: CNN, Front, Greens, Ensemble, National Assembly, Rassemblement, Twitter, Facebook Locations: French, Moroccan, London, British, Vichy, France
“And now, what do we do?” blared the front page headline of Le Parisien, a daily newspaper, as the shock of Sunday’s election results began to sink in. The day after a historic election, France awoke to final results that none of the polls had predicted. The left-wing coalition’s New Popular Front took the most seats in the National Assembly, but nowhere near enough to form a government, followed by President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist coalition, which lost scores of seats. Finally, in third place, was the party that pollsters and pundits alike had expected to lead — the far-right National Rally. Now the question gripping the country was who would govern France, and how.
Persons: Le Parisien, Emmanuel Macron’s Organizations: National Assembly Locations: France
While a surge in support for the left-wing New Popular Front (NFP) coalition foiled Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally (RN) party, French politics is now more disordered than it was before the vote. The NFP won 182 seats in the National Assembly, making it the largest group in the 577-seat parliament. And the RN and its allies, despite leading the first round, won 143 seats. Does that mean the NFP “won” the election? Now, it is the largest bloc in the French parliament and could provide France with its next prime minister.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Le, , NFP “, Jordan Bardella, Le Pen, , ” Bardella, Kevin Coombs, Macron, Publique, – Jean, Luc Mélenchon, Raphael Glucksmann, Emmanuel Dunand, Éduoard Philippe, France’s, Brigitte Macron, Mohammed Badra, Gabriel Attal’s, France Unbowed, Mario Draghi, Benito Mussolini Organizations: CNN, Front, NFP, National Assembly, Ensemble, , Reuters, Socialists, Getty Locations: Vichy, France, Paris, AFP, Le Touquet, , Italy
Aurelien Morissard/Pool/AFP/Getty ImagesThe result of Sunday’s parliamentary election runoff comes as a huge surprise, with France appearing to be on the verge of a major political shift – but not the one everyone was expecting. No pollster predicted before Sunday that a left-wing alliance would win and that the far right would come in third place. The political maneuvering by French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party and the left-wing alliance this week was clearly successful. But the left-wing alliance, which has seemed shaky, is going to have a hard time speaking with one voice. While it appears to have partially worked by keeping the far right from power, it has also plunged France into unprecedented political chaos.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Aurelien, Emmanuel Macron’s, Macron’s Organizations: Getty Locations: Paris, France
CNN —In a surprise second-round result, the left-wing New Popular Front is projected to finish ahead of Marine Le Pen’s far-right party in French parliamentary elections, according to an IPSOS estimate. Despite leading after the first round of votes, the far-right National Rally (RN) was projected to win between 132 and 152 seats. But Sunday’s projection comes as a huge upset and shows French voters’ overwhelming desire to keep the far right from gaining power. After the first round, an unprecedented number of seats – over 300 – went to a three-way runoff between Ensemble, the NFP and the RN. By Tuesday, more than 200 centrist and left-wing candidates withdrew from the second round, in a bid to avoid splitting the vote.
Persons: Le, , Emmanuel Macron’s, Cheers, Luc Mélenchon, France Unbowed, ” Mélenchon, Bois de Vincennes, Jordan Bardella, Macron Organizations: CNN, NFP, Socialists, National Assembly, Ensemble Locations: France, Vichy, Paris, Stalingrad, Bois de
The newly-formed left-wing coalition, the New Popular Front (NFP), came second with 28%, while Macron’s Ensemble alliance trailed in a distant third with 21%. In the outgoing parliament, Macron’s alliance had only 250 seats, and so needed support from other parties to pass laws. In an attempt not to split the anti-far right vote, more than 200 candidates from Macron’s alliance and the NFP agreed to stand down in the second round. Whatever the result of Sunday’s vote, France seems set to endure a period of political chaos, with Macron unable to call another parliamentary election for at least a year. Jordan Bardella speaks at the RN headquarters in Paris after the first round of voting, June 30, 2024.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, , Jordan Bardella, Bardella, Gerald Darmanin, Sarah Meyssonnier, Macron, Jean, Luc Melenchon, Raphael Gluckmann, Gabriel Attal, Macron’s Organizations: CNN — Voters, Front, NFP, National Assembly, Macron’s, France Unbowed, Melenchon Locations: France, Vichy, Paris, Europe, Brussels, Ukraine
Now, it looks set to win the most seats in the French parliament and could provide France with its next prime minister. The NFP is made up of several parties: the far-left France Unbowed party; the more moderate Socialist Party; the green Ecologist party; the French Communist Party; the center-left Place Publique, and other small parties. Going into the second round, it was not clear who the coalition would nominate to be its prime minister. Its most prominent – and divisive – figure is Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a 72-year-old populist firebrand and longtime leader of the France Unbowed party. Announcing his intention to resign Monday as prime minister, Gabriel Attal said, in an apparent swipe to France Unbowed: “No absolute majority can be led by the extremes.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, , Olivier Faure, , Emmanuel Dunand, Jean, Luc Mélenchon, France Unbowed, Gabriel Attal, Faure, Louise Delmotte, , Macron Organizations: CNN, Front, NFP, Socialist Party, Ecologist, French Communist Party, Vichy, Getty, Macron’s, Ifop, Parliament, Hamas Locations: France, Paris, AFP, , Republic, Republique, Palestinian, Israel, Gaza
PinnedThe left was set to surge in legislative elections in France on Sunday and the far right to come up short of expectations, according to early projections, as no party secured an absolute majority. The New Popular Front and Mr. Macron’s centrist bloc then withdrew candidates from more than 200 races to avoid dividing support. Their strategy appeared to have succeeded in denying the National Rally an absolute majority, according to the projections. “Today the National Rally made the biggest breakthrough in its history,” Mr. Bardella told supporters in Paris. “Unfortunately,” he added, “dangerous electoral deals” made by Mr. Macron’s allies and the left had “deprived” the country of a far-right government.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron’s, Jordan Bardella, ” Mr, Bardella, , Macron’s Organizations: jockeying, National Assembly, National, , Rally Locations: France, Paris
The bloc brings together five different parties. Far-left France Unbowed and the Communist party has joined with the center-left parties, the socialists and the greens to form a New Popular Front. It’s equally hard to imagine how the current constellation would allow France to play an important role regarding Ukraine. The left has remained relatively quiet on Ukraine - different parties from the coalition have slightly different stances - France Unbowed is against what it calls “escalation” with Russia. Macron’s gamble may have prevented the far right from coming to power, but it could yet plunge the country into chaos.
Persons: CNN — “, Emmanuel Macron, France’s, Jordan Bardella, Macron, Le Pen, it’s Organizations: CNN, la Republique, NFP, France Unbowed, Communist, National Assembly Locations: la, Paris, France, Ukraine, Macron, Russia, Macron’s
CNN —Norwegian cyclist André Drege has died aged 25 following a crash at the Tour of Austria, his team Coop-Repsol announced on Saturday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with André’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time,” the team posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. Cyclists (L-R) Italy's Samuele Zoccarato, Austria's Michael Gogl, Norway's André Drege, the Netherlands' Oscar Riesebeek and Germany's Jonas Rapp ride in a partly snow-covered mountain area on Saturday. After news of his death broke, the cycling world paid tribute to Drege with several teams offering their condolences. Drege’s death comes just over a year after another professional cyclist in his 20s – Gino Mäder – died in a crash during a stage of the Tour de Suisse.
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CNN —French authorities have recorded more than 50 physical assaults on candidates and campaigners on the campaign trail, the country’s Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said Friday as concerns mount about political violence ahead of France’s high-stakes parliamentary elections. However, we have counted 51 candidates, deputies, or campaigners who have been physically assaulted. The attacks have ranged from the less severe to “extremely serious,” Darmanin said, adding that some candidates have been hospitalised for their injuries. Roughly thirty or so people have been taken in for questioning in relation to the attacks, Darmanin added. In Cherbourg, a center-right candidate from The Republicans party, Nicolas Conquer, made a formal complaint after he claimed he was assaulted by left-wing campaigners on Monday.
Persons: Gérald Darmanin, ” Darmanin, Darmanin, Emmanuel Macron, Prisca Thevenot, Marie Dauchy, Nicolas Conquer Organizations: CNN, BFMTV, National, Republicans, Front, NFP, Interior Ministry, National Assembly Locations: , France, Savoie, Cherbourg
Le Pen: Mbappé not representativeLe Pen directed most of her ire closer to home. “I’m not contesting the existence of these comments,” Le Pen said, referring to the accusations levelled against her candidates. Top of the list of sensitivities is likely to be foreign policy, where Le Pen and Macron rarely see eye to eye. Many held similar suspicions ahead of the election of hard-right culture warrior Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni in 2022. “It’s a form of interference, and in that sense, I find it unacceptable,” Le Pen said of the post.
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CNN —Soccer star Kylian Mbappé has called the first round of French elections “catastrophic” after last Sunday’s results saw the country lurch towards the far-right with anti-immigration party National Rally (RN) leading first place. The captain for France’s national soccer team, who is preparing for Les Bleus’ Euro 2024 quarterfinal against Portugal in Hamburg on Friday, urged the French public to vote saying “now more than ever” it was needed. If the RN assumes power, it would become the first far-right party to enter the French government since World War II – although nothing is certain ahead of Sunday’s second round. This isn’t the first time that Mbappé has spoken about French politics while he’s been with the French national soccer team at Euro 2024. “And that is why I want to talk to the whole of the French people, but also the youth.
Persons: Kylian Mbappé, Les, , ” Mbappe, Emmanuel Macron’s, Mbappé, , he’s, ” Mbappé, Mbappé’s Les, Jules Kounde –, ” Kounde, CNN’s Niamh Kennedy, Saskya Vandoorne Organizations: CNN — Soccer, National, soccer team, Les Bleus, Portugal, Front, NFP, French national soccer, Reuters Locations: Hamburg, Germany, France, Sunday’s, Algeria, Cameroon, Belgium
In the 1980s, a French punk rock band coined a rallying cry against the country’s far right that retained its punch over decades. The chant, still shouted at protests by the left, is “La jeunesse emmerde le Front National,” which cannot be translated well without curse words, but essentially tells the far right to get lost. Now, that notion has been challenged as increasing numbers of young people have joined swaths of the French electorate to support the National Rally, a party once deemed too extreme to govern. But one of the biggest jumps was in the estimated numbers of 18-to-24-year-olds who cast ballots for the National Rally, in an election that many say could reshape France. A quarter of the age group voted for the party, according to a recent poll by the Ifop polling institute, up from 12 percent just two years ago.
Organizations: National Locations: France
CNN —Concerns are growing about political violence ahead of high-stakes parliamentary elections in France after a series of lawmakers were attacked on the campaign trail this week. French government spokesperson Prisca Thevenot and her team came under attack while canvassing on Wednesday night, the latest in a string of violent incidents involving French lawmakers contesting Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Four people have been taken in for questioning regarding the incident, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin told French television station France 2 on Thursday morning. Acknowledging that violence has been linked to both the far-right and far-left camps, Bardella vowed, if appointed, to be a prime minister who “re-establishes order” in France. An additional 30,000 police officers and gendarmes will be deployed across France on Sunday night in the event of public disorder, Darmanin said Thursday.
Persons: Prisca Thevenot, Marie Dauchy, Nicolas Conquer, Emmanuel Macron, Gérald Darmanin, Thevenot, , Jordan Bardella, ” Bardella, CNN’s, Bardella, , Gabriel Attal, Darmanin Organizations: CNN, National, Republicans, Macron’s, France, BFMTV, Incumbent, Front, NFP, Interior Ministry, National Assembly Locations: France, Savoie, Cherbourg, Thevenot
Extravagant pre-wedding celebrations have already sent Indian media into a frenzy and social media feeds are abuzz over what’s to come. Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at their pre-wedding celebrations in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India on March 1, 2024. The Ambani pre-wedding celebrations had elaborate floral arrangements. Actor Ranveer Singh and his wife and actor Deepika Padukone pose for a photo during the pre-wedding celebrations earlier this year. Coordinating with Merchant, Ambani also wore a custom black suit designed by Wun, encrusted with jewels.
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CNN —France’s most streamed singer Aya Nakamura has joined the chorus of voices calling on the French electorate to vote against the far right in Sunday’s high stakes election. The National Rally party, which is slated to win big in this Sunday’s second round of voting, has drawn criticism and concern from French celebrities of dual nationality, worried about the impact of their immigration policy plans. The party, headed by 28-year-old Jordan Bardella, hopes to restrict dual nationals from accessing certain state jobs. In a separate post, Nakamura directly referenced the National Rally party, saying: “F*** the National Rally.” Nakamura later deleted the post, according to reporting from CNN affiliate BFMTV. France’s top sports stars have also been using their platforms to urge the public not to vote for the far right.
Persons: CNN —, Aya Nakamura, Jordan Bardella, Popstar Nakamura, , ” Nakamura, , Nakamura, Marion Maréchal, Jules Kounde, ” Kounde, Kylian Mbappé, Mbappé, Volker Turk Organizations: CNN, National Rally, Rally, BFMTV, French national, National, United Nations Locations: France, Mali, Belgium, Algeria, Cameroon, Geneva, Europe
Yet, in a year of elections around the world, politicians are largely ignoring the problem, unwilling to level with voters about the tax increases and spending cuts needed to tackle the deluge of borrowing. In France, political turmoil has exacerbated concerns about the country’s debt, sending bond yields, or returns demanded by investors, soaring. “Many (politicians) are not willing to talk about the hard choices that are going to need to be made. Despite growing alarm over the federal government’s debt pile, neither Joe Biden nor Donald Trump, the main 2024 presidential candidates, are promising fiscal discipline ahead of the election. Former Prime Minister Liz Truss triggered a collapse in the pound in 2022 when she tried to force through big tax cuts funded by increased borrowing.
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On Sunday, in the first round of voting, the far-right National Rally topped the poll and the left-wing New Popular Front coalition finished second. Under a system of “cohabitation” with the president, National Rally would be in power, free to carry out its hard-line anti-migrant agenda. The more likely scenario, however, is that National Rally falls short of a majority, leaving France with a hung parliament. With a weakened Mr. Macron atop a fractious and uncooperative assembly, France would enter a profound political crisis with no remedy in sight. In the event of a hung parliament, Mr. Macron would have very few options.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Jordan Bardella Organizations: Popular Front, National Assembly, National, Republicans, New Locations: France, Sunday’s, Vichy
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