ZB ZB
Live now
Start time
Playing for
End time
Listen live
Listen to NAME OF STATION
Up next
Listen live on
ZB

France is in turmoil as Macron takes a gamble post EU election

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 11 Jun 2024, 8:44am
President Emmanuel Macron dissolved the lower house of France's parliament in a surprise announcement sending voters back to the polls in the coming weeks to choose lawmakers, after his party was handed a humbling defeat by the far-right in the European elections Sunday. (Caroline Blumberg, Pool via AP)
President Emmanuel Macron dissolved the lower house of France's parliament in a surprise announcement sending voters back to the polls in the coming weeks to choose lawmakers, after his party was handed a humbling defeat by the far-right in the European elections Sunday. (Caroline Blumberg, Pool via AP)

France is in turmoil as Macron takes a gamble post EU election

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 11 Jun 2024, 8:44am

The far right has more seats in European Parliament, but the centre remains in control.  

French President Emmanuel Macron has dissolved parliament and called a snap election after a defeat to Marine Le Pen's National Rally in the EU elections.  

Far right gains were also seen in Italy and Germany.  

France correspondent Catherine Field told Mike Hosking that all eyes are on France, a major player in Europe. 

She says it's central to the European Union and it's in turmoil politically. 

Catherine Field says whatever happens in France directly affects the EU. 

LISTEN ABOVE 

Take your Radio, Podcasts and Music with you