Mass celebrations in France after the victory of the left in the parliamentary elections


The first projections of the presidential election in France They brought joy to the thousands of people who had taken to the streets to wait while their compatriots finished casting their votes.

After the historic advance of the far-right party National Grouping During the first round, analysts pointed out that this formation led by Marine Le Pen was on the verge of governing.

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But the strategy of several centrist and left-wing candidates to drop out of the race in order to consolidate the vote turned the results around, with the left-wing alliance New Popular Front leading the vote, according to the first polls.

Although official confirmation is still pending, celebrations – and long faces – were the stars of the day.

Many people gathered to watch the election results together, given the importance of the vote for France. (EPA)

Many people gathered to watch the election results together, given the importance of the vote for France. (EPA)

The celebrations were particularly massive in Paris, where citizens carried slogans with the French triptych

Celebrations were particularly popular in Paris, where people carried slogans bearing the French trifold “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.” (Reuters)

At the mobilizations, posters could be read with phrases such as

At the protests, signs could be read with phrases such as “the extreme right will not pass.” (EPA).

Celebrations spread across different parts of the country: in Marseille, in the south of France, citizens declared

Celebrations spread across different parts of the country: in Marseille, in the south of France, citizens declared “Marseille, proud and popular citizen.” (EPA)

Following the celebrations following the results of the first round, supporters of Le Pen and the National Rally party were shocked to see their victory crumble. (EPA)

Following the celebrations following the first round of voting, supporters of Le Pen and the National Rally party were shocked to see their victory crumble. (EPA)

The atmosphere was gloomy at the headquarters of the National Association of Workers (EPA).

The atmosphere was gloomy at the headquarters of the National Association of Workers (EPA).

A protester with the French flag rides a bicycle through the streets of Paris. (EPA)

A protester with the French flag rides a bicycle through the streets of Paris. (EPA)

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