Two motions of no-confidence were tabled against the Government: one from the right, and another from the left. Each vote was defeated with a large majority.
When Macron won his presidency in 2017, he did so with an overwhelming majority. Whilst this remains unaffected, the scandal has impacted his stance with the public – with recent polls showing his popularity has dipped to 36%.
With five judicial indictments to come, as well as a Senate inquiry, French opposition parties are unlikely to let the scandal drop until it’s clear just how much, and what, the President was aware of.
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