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Líderen Latin Americans celebrate victory of the French left in legislative elections

Marine Le Pen's far-right, which had led the first round of the legislative elections, came in third place

The victory of the leftist alliance New Popular Front (NFP) in the second round of the elections Parliamentary election of France has been celebrated by several líderis from Latin America, who have sent a congratulatory message to the population.

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, congratulated the New Popular Front for the historic victory achieved in France in the elections held on Sunday.

“Greetings to the French people, to the social movements and their popular forces, for this important civic day that strengthens unity and peace. Receive a big Bolivarian hug from Venezuela,” said the president.

In turn, Foreign Minister Yván Gil shared a release, through his account on the social network X, to send Venezuela's congratulations to the French people and the New Popular Front for winning the elections.

The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, highlighted through his social networks that “there are battles that last a few days, but in them the fate of humanity is defined. France has fought one of these battles. The Popular Front has won. “The Nazis retreat.”

For his part, the Brazilian head of state, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, said he was very happy with the demonstration of greatness and maturity of the political forces of France "that united against extremism in the legislative elections."

“This result, as well as the victory of the Labor Party in the United Kingdom, reinforces the importance of dialogue between progressive segments in defense of democracy and social justice. “They should serve as an inspiration for South America,” he said.

The elected president of Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum, also spoke to celebrate the victory of the New Popular Front and highlight that “organization, unity and hope defeated fear.”

The president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, joined the messages and declared that “a coalition of progressive forces has stopped the extreme right and its threats.”

The former president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, spoke to celebrate the lesson given by France.

“Once again, like more than two hundred years ago, France has given a lesson: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. We congratulate the French people for the democratic day and especially the New Popular Front and its líder Jean-Luc Melenchón,” he said.

According to the projections, cited by in the media, the NFP would have obtained between 172 and 215 of the 577 seats in the National Assembly; In second place would be Together for the Republic, similar to President Emmanuel Macron, with between 150 and 180; third place for the far-right National Group with 115-152.

In this way, the left is consolidated as the leading political force in France, while the extreme right of Marine Le Pen, which had led the first round of the elections, remains in third place.


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