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Why France’s election result was a surprise

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On Sunday night, a surprising exit poll was announced for France’s parliamentary election. It showed that the New Popular Front was about to win the second round, in a result that no-one was expecting.

All previous predictions had suggested the far-right National Rally party would come out on top, but it came third.

The New Popular Front, a brand new left-wing coalition, was formed as part of a strategy to block seats from the National Rally. And even though the plan worked, the National Rally still got its best result in history. But now no party has a majority, meaning France will have a hung parliament.

BBC Journalist, Sara Menai, takes us through what happened and what it means for France.

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