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incredible, thank you very much for that update rubbing bribe land for us in go hung. thank you . tuesday is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and one of the most famous places to celebrate the summer solstice is at the pre historic monument stonehenge. large numbers of people gathered at the iconic stones circle in the u. k. to watch the sunrise, it's been re opened after 2 years of covered restrictions. ah, hello, are you watching al jazeera, these are the top stories, the sound, the biggest rail strike in britain in 3 decades is underway. tens of thousands of workers have walked out, demanding better pay and job security. it comes a day after strikes in belgium, fueled by the cost of living crisis. hope brennan is in london at waterloo station . it's the biggest and busiest station in the u. k. yet it was deserted.
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there are some services running here in london, but a very limited service. and in some areas of the u. k. various moves service at all, only around 45 percent off terms of services will have passengers on emergency workers in bangladesh and north east in india, struggling to deliver food and drinking water in several regions facing severe floods. more rain is forecast and major rivers are expected to continue rising mile . his military rulers have declared at 3 days of national mourning. that's after fight has killed 132 people in several villages. the government blamed an al qaeda affiliated armed group. the ukrainian president says, africa is being held hostage by russia's wall. the european union also blamed russia for critical shortages of grain in africa. invasion has led to rising threats of famine across the continent. that i will peace prize metal, one by russia. journalist dmitri moore. a tub has sold for
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a record $103500000.00 at auction. the money will go to help ukranian children who've been forced out of their homes. thousands of protest is, have defined a curfew, and marched in to ecuador capital kato, on an 8th day of demonstrations. they're demanding the government to more to stop rising food and fuel prices. the president has extended a state of emergency to covet 6 provinces and south korea. has launched in 2nd domestically produced space rocket. the launch comes 8 months after it's 1st fell to put a dummy satellite into orbit. newry is designed mainly for non military markets, especially satellite launches. those are the headlines. i'm emily angland. the news continues here on al jazeera, after inside story lou from the ruins of mosul, music as re emerged. these are some of 40 musicians who make up the weather
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orchestra in iraq, 2nd largest city. despite being banned, when mosul was occupied by isolate, the minutes arrived, derfin christian curd arab, so neither t as these young men and women represent the diversity of europe to be able to hear music amid the ruins of muscles. old city feel strange, but it brings home the resilience of residents who say that despite the destruction and lack of help, remain committed to bringing the city back to life. frances president suffers a major setback. emanuel mccormick party loses control of the national assembly. and the far left and fall right, make historic gains in the legislative election. so how would he govern over the next 5 years? this is inside story. ah,
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ah, hello, welcome to the program. i'm adrian finnegan. francis president is facing 5 years of political turmoil following unprecedented results from the legislative election. emanuel macklin centrist coalition has lost its majority in the national assembly. it's the 1st time that's happened to a president's party in 20 years. the biggest winners with the far right of the far left less than half of eligible voters caused by us in the 2nd round. on sunday, the national assembly speaker lost his seats along with the ministers for health and the environment. the weight of the seats go well, the national assembly chamber has 577 members. and manual mccoy needed 289 seats to keep majority. and although the president centrist on sambal coalition remains the biggest party, it secured only $245.00 seats left way alliance, the new ecological and social popular union dub. nope,
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united behind the left leader john luke miller, sean, it's said to be the main opposition group with $131.00 seats. and the biggest surprise, the far right leader marine la penn national rally party scored 189 seats up from just 8. 5 years ago. the traditional right, the republicans saw their vote collapse to 61 seats. the remaining 51, a held by other parties or leaders of the far left on the far right say they're determined to complicate microns legislative agenda. did you know she just, jo, it's a totally unexpected situation. absolutely unheard of. the collapse of the presidential party is total, and no majority is presented. we have achieved the political objectives that we had said ourselves in less than a month to bring down the one who with such arrogance, had twisted the arm of the whole country who had been elected without knowing what for. oh, suppose could someone come to the acquisition?
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i think that everyone considers that this is a victory for the has ambler man as you now were entering the assembly with a very powerful group of and peace with the 1st opposition party ahead of left hans and semi's. and consequently, we're going to be able to work as an opposition group, as i had requested from the french people, we will operate with full power, with all the means that are granted by the constitution in opposition group, which is the 1st one in the assembly. will begin our discussion in just a moment, but 1st, jonah whole reports from paris. a dreadful election this for emmanuel macro, and his centrists in parliament have lost a 100 of their seats and their absolute majority. they will now have to find new alliances in parliament, either on a case by case basis, or some sort of formal hook up there to pass any legislation at all. and the likelihood is they'll start talking immediately to the traditional, right, the republicans with whom they've worked before they have 61 seats. micron needs 44
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seats to hit the majority line, no guarantee that that will be successful. and so there is at least the prospect of deadlocked government over the next 5 years with an economic crisis worsening here in france. that's the only problem they face, the centrists increasingly hemmed in now in parliament between rising forces on the left and the far left and the far right with marine la pens, success the success of her national rally party. and there's an additional question over participation. a majority of french voters didn't take part in this election. 3 quarters of young voters between 18 and 24, didn't take part in this election. they simply don't have faith and trust in their politicians to solve their problems. and so that possibility is that rather like the ga, ga, protest during microns 1st to that during his 2nd. again, people may choose to take their problems to the streets. i'm don't hope for inside story. ah,
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so let's bring it our guests from paris are joined by political analyst i made create in london is sir philip malia who is a professor of french european politics at university college london and from santander. fabri sportier, ceo of rasmussen, global a political consultancy gentlemen. welcome to inside story. let's start with you than that. i'm it. what do you make of this election results? it was the selection, as from french newspapers have said, a political earthquake, to what extent does that make up now of the national assembly. make france ungovernable for the next 5 years. what it is and book ungovernable for the french friends and the current friendship. micro, i believe it's a huge victory for the left east and the other party, which is the far right my in the pen. they have lost more than $100.00 seats in the french parliament. so i believe it's a victory for the left is we've seen that the majority, you couldn't, you know, or go on the ground to in order to persuade 2 arguments for the french addiction.
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the importance of the parliamentary election and we've seen it's a huge defeat for the french president. these also, you know, a lot of doubt about the democracy. do not forget that we have the, you know, the movement. busy which were very, you know, the under, against the french britain, which is very popular. so i believe now the attention is to which is the important that went there. a lot of people, you know, forget about it. the, the potential is more than $52.00 portions. that the people, you know, do not vote. we've seen we are in the same scenario that in 1988, we do the former president, pos for me to own doctor when he had to consider that he's a majority in the parliament. so he had to compose with the communist party and the subjects. so we have in the same scenario. and the teams will, of course change the political map in the french parliament. so i believe now these
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huge doubts about the democracy. but also french people are fed up, they do not believe in democracy. and i think the most challenge is to convince them that democracy is very important for our institution. ok, philip, molly, in london, professor to what extent them will the next 5 years be about torturous negotiation, political compromise for both the president and his party? will they be able to find some consensus and some parliamentary stability? yes, indeed. hello as festival? yes, michael, spotty and mike one self will have to learn to compromise something. he hasn't done much to date because falling short of 4340 proceeds in parliament is a lot and he will need absolutely to get those votes in parliament whenever his party and government wants to see to pass legislation or to bleed
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a legislative legislation which might prove controversial with other parliamentary groups, notably with the left. and there's only one way for my call. now, given that he's got a solid block to his left with nips, which has really largely increased total share of the votes and seats is to turn to the right. and to turn to the republicans, the party of former president sock rosie. and this party, of course, could really coalesce and work alongside michael's party on a number of issues or to be economy policies. either it's the position party, i think the president of the party said it yes to don't french t v we are in position party. so in fact, the stakes are very high because you will have to compromise, but also to give, to make some concessions with, with the right. and it remains to be seen whether the ride will want to answer in a correlation. even if it's a kind of a undock type of collision, not a formal one,
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because of course being in a position party let the republicans will think about what comes next in 5 years time michael will have to retire as president con, for and against. of course disability will sort of think twice, whether to commit itself to a party and a president which are increasingly popular for resources and sat there than what concessions will or am i on the call have to make to ensure the support of the republicans in the assembly and will that mean that his government has to shift to the right? well, i think that's for sure question. that's not necessarily what the problem for the government must be on the right over the past 5 years. i think the main kind of compromise you can't make towards the easy pointing, but then surely you minister who's got i don't,
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was coming from the oh no credibility with the 70 rights to be able to reach out and work with them. but i think more globally what this election stella was because this has been growing for, for a while now. where you have to imagine a lot of french people, french voters, so that they have already quoted twice in the 2nd round of the last call by this book. because basically what i know by call or an extremist like. and there was this ratio of many critical service, so that could finally overcome the human actions yesterday. if i think about to go far for canada or they prefer and also not the kind of freak accidents. but actually it was growing in french politics for
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the past 5 years or more just to finish this in the result of the main main street parties, mostly the socially spots shrinking over because of the disappearing and seeking the about to send the party and the form of that, you know, to based on extreme and just to receive a rather and healthy landscape or democracy where you are all to extreme the next 5 years. tell us is he and his partner's gone. we'll manage to be something that is bought in just a single center grant party, but so political proposition that is more attractive to french or just that they don't necessarily to go and vote for. i know the extremely of the extreme right. okay. what, what a, pick up on what you're saying, the,
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and put the same question to, to all 3 of you here. if you can give me the reasonably brief answers. i want to know whether you think or to what extent president micron is the is the architect here a of his own problems, but we'll put that one to 2. am it 1st? well, of course is the architect. he enter it because of him, of the, you know, the far right on to eat in the french fundament for the 1st time he was the, his good, the candidate to pass the a global beans. he passed the law or the islam of the club, which is the severities he wants to come to that, that wants to increase g, you know, the age of retirement, to $60.00, to $65.00. so the, all, all these measures are very in popular and that's why we have this consequences of, you know, of clearly a combination of is what we forms. ok, philip. yes, i really agree with. watch your, your guest just said here. i think clearly michael came and i think that's probably
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something really to bear in mind when he was elected 5 years ago for the 1st time he was before a minister in a socialist led government. so he came really to the presidency with a kind of ora or pro 5 like over young organizer, but which, which could somehow reconcile, you know, bits of the left and bits of the right. and that's exactly how it is so called sold is political project. i'm neither left wing or no right when i'm in a way both of them. let's take the best of both worlds in a way. and it seems that now 5 years down the line is lost is a so called left wing, you know, i, people also came with them from the socialist party, you know, it's moran p's, or simply voters who used to vote for the central at martin social party until 2017 were quite appealed by his political project or not modernization,
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but now it's very clear that on economic issues, but also on law and order on cultural society issues, it can be labeled center santa let that's over. no one believes in that now is clearly a man on the right. some pretty very much to the right. all those thing is a kind of central, right? it depends on your how you, you on, on your take on that. but anyway, no one takes him as a so centralized leader. so that's why clearly is now in a kind of trouble and can only turn to the right to, to carry on and to try to, to, to seek a majority and, and for a race. and to what extent is this for crowns across own own fault? i think to, to go into the question of whether it's his fault is not. this is the right way to put it out. we said that he has to make an advantage of what he so many before many other actors that the fall of the traditional parties, especially associates. you had this why he was elected as the,
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as this on the set of last ticket to as a sense of if leader even the week over on the, on the right. and then he saw that maybe before others, and he took advantage and you got elected to everybody surprise. so, but i think he was one active creator of the collapse of these enter a left and to right party from. however, the he's responsibilities that the previous speaker is right that he has been using or gone off the conservative to, to hog wide eyes of the all of our national identity. no. and older. we see the way has normalized yet gender carried by don't have spoken on this or not. and now they have busy, busy people are 2 by 10. the numbers of in pieces that i saw ministry or not. okay . i made a what is the selection a mean for a jean luc manor, sean, at his block, which is, which is now the, the biggest opposition force in france. well for of course, it's a tremendous victory for john incremental shown the left is because he, you know,
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he realized a huge coalition with the, you know, the popular the 7 area and the left east and the ecologist and others political party. so i believe lowered it to of course, a tremendous victory for johnny commercial. and of course, johnny commercial. we play a major role in the these new coalition which is called nips. but i believe what is the most important thinks is now the republican fraud has been explored because of him under micro, if he did not give any instruction in order to vote for the left east against the, against the far right. and do not forget that when we have the presidential election em unremarkable way beginning the lift is in order to gain the supervision election. and if to the he's a president is because of the left is waters that to help him to win this election . and this is, i believe it's a very important point. now we don't have this record again for front. and it's
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a very dangerous state for this president who normalized the far right party in the french vitamin, which is, i believe it's will be very dangerous for the stability or the french society. and the, the political map in the french apartment, or what the, what do you make of the success of the, the national riley of marina pen in this election, 8 to 89 seats. or what does that tell us? well, if you, if you compare with your the guess just said that he was tremendous success for the united, less news i back to this are bates. i would, i would say that made considerable gauge, but it's not sort of tremendous success. i think you could argue now, although she got faller seats than united let. let's bear in mind the united lives is at seas full. it's not 5 parties together, so that's put to put things in perspective. so in the end, it's not maybe not such massive gains, whereas for her, you know,
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she used to have 8 and peas, including yourself in the previous parliament. now she's got $89.00. and that's really an achievement. and as so, of course, very warring for all those in french society and elsewhere, think that, of course, the far right. it may not environmental be a good idea for france, for europe and the world in general. yes. and that what, what it shows is, is that the fall rides, the national rally, keeps making gains for very long time. one, use the same french polities, french political, commentators used to say there's a glass ceiling for the fall, right? you know, they will be doing quite well in the presidential election because it's a nominal and action, personal look, pans, father, and also are well known to the public, so they will get good schools. however, they will never get elected where luke last time around. she can even closer to power and michael, the margin between michael and herself, wasn't that being anymore? the same applies now with the other election legislative election where the party
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until now couldn't make significant gains in the to ballot match a retired system. now they're able to do so they able to win 89, so 89 constituencies and not simply in the traditional best use of the south east and north and northeast. but now in appear in these region in i keep turn in dot, during, in central france, they get and piece of it. so that shows it as a nationalization of the far right vote. it's a party which may not be seen anymore by some friends voters as a threat to democracy as an extreme party. and that's why i think everyone opposing the, the far right, the national right in front of the law to worry about race, given that, that, that glass ceiling actually was talking about appears to have been shattered. here can marina depends party any longer be described as, as, as an extreme, as the oversight window shifted. here is it,
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is it now mainstream when i think that streaming the abuse and the carries but clearly a busy groups into the political, the french political system. this is of course, to worry, especially when we come after my course and then days you need your style. just as to i had to do the previous part. i think you did the last tween courtney showed dead binding off. looks like the biggest winner on the side by side. this is a very fragmented and my prediction is going to have quite a lot of chinese to stick together. each group will try to form their groups. and i think they already some, some tensions between companies leader, i think you look at trying to steer the french environment away from that.
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quite sure. so i think this is probably going to be fine with each other with each other as we read the paper sticker is really coming from the coherent force and we really prefer for the next presidential. and philip, i'm just going to come back to you and i'll be with you again in a moment. have it but, but with several high profiles and the president's party voted out in this election the president himself as you said, unable to run again at the end of this this, this term. what is the future for, for on marsh or renee song. so, i mean, does it have a future without mccall? well, sir, it's a very important question and very hard to tell right now what will be the future on ash, and particularly the one such and see as you just pointed out, is that michael will not run again. so will probably retire from active politics in
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less than 5 years. yes. time. you might argue enough time for a new young leader to merge and replace it well. there they are, you know, like the former prime minister. well, felipe, which by the way doesn't belong to all nash, it's another small particle horizon you might be, you might step in. so and other people might step in. but i think it's for the time being michael has a problem with i to recall, nash. it's a bit of an empty shell, and that election showed again that they are no real activists on the ground. there, there are no local barons the, this is what you need for a party to be successful and durable. you know, and, and b exist have a long life and he doesn't have that. and clearly, if you add to the fact that the 3 ministers last election and michael's warm before the election, any minister losing the battle in that constituency will have to resign and leave the government say that and the speaker of the house also last is seat. so you will
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have to route to, to go. so this is really a party where you don't even have in this current legislator, you know, heavy weights are all the few heavy weights he had. he lost them yesterday. so that's a very difficult situation. and yes, for the time being that the future of the light recall marsha looks quite uncertain . i mean we've, we've spent the last 20 minutes or so talking about an extraordinary election, but we have to remember ultimately, but this was on a voter turnout of 46 percent. how or what does that tell us about how french voters feel about french politics? why did more than half of the countries electorate stay away? well, very good question. you asked me does. i think it's very important today these a lot of crew, you know, crisis in france that do not forget that we have deal of it movement and the russian invasion. as
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a result we have the inflation and people do not see a change for themselves. so they see that the same property, they've seen the inequality, and they've seen that there is not and you know, the race of the salary, the minimum wage of salary. that's why john national wants to increase the minimum salary 262103021051000. so $500.00 euro. so i believe people now are fed that did not believe in the democracy. the believe in protesting in the speak, asking for social reform in order to fight in equality and deformity. that's why today, the old french parliament in the relative, did not represent the entire french people. and this is, i think, is a very done her steps for the stability of the regime. the if you can, we him for 5th republic is a losing, now he's an architecture in the our institution. ok. sorry to cut you short. i mean,
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we're, we're out of time for many thanks to you for being with us gentlemen. i create professor phillip, malia and for bruce party and thank you to for watching. don't forget, you can see the program again at any time by going to the website at al jazeera dot com for further discussion goes well facebook page at facebook dot com forward slash ha inside story. and you can join the conversation on twitter handle at a j inside story. for me, adrian, for again, the whole team here. and uh huh. thanks for watching. i'll see you again, bye for now. joined the debate. wonderful as it is this to the pl magic language. it really means nothing on the ground, on air or online at your voice. the queen is be removed as head of state because she has done absolutely nothing. what these country white man wears the progress i
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