Gavin Mortimer Gavin Mortimer

Macron’s snap election is his biggest gamble yet

The French president's party is heading for crushing defeat in European elections at the hands of Le Pen's National Rally

France's president Emmanuel Macron announces that he is dissolving the National Assembly (Getty images)

Already a subscriber? Log in

Election special offer

The stage is set. Grab a front-row seat with The Spectator. Subscribe and get 3 months for just £3 – plus a free election mug.

  • Weekly delivery of the magazine
  • Unlimited access to our website and app
  • Spectator newsletters and podcasts
  • Our online archive, going back to 1828


Want to join the debate?

Only subscribers can comment. Sign up and – in the run-up to the election – you’ll get the next three months for just £3.

Already a subscriber? Log in