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Five things worth knowing on Monday, July 1

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The French voted in the parliamentary elections. There was a tragic accident in Małopolska, the mother died and the daughter was fighting for her life. Polish volleyball players won the bronze medal in the Nations League. Spain and England have advanced to the quarter-finals of Euro 2024. Here are five things worth knowing on Monday, July 1.

1. The French voted

The National Union won in the first round elections parliamentary in France 34 percent of the votes – according to survey exit poll. The Left Popular Front came second with 29 percent. The podium is closed by President Emmanuel Macron's camp. Together for the Republic won between 20.5 and 23 percent of the votes.

The Ipsos center predicts that the National Rally will gain 230-280 seats in parliament, the Popular Front between 125 and 165, and Together for the Republic between 41 and 61.


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The daily “Le Monde” emphasizes that projections of the number of seats after the first round should be treated with caution. The second round will take place on July 7.

Elections in France. Exit poll results TVN24

Turnout was 69.7 percent. In the previous parliamentary elections in 2022, it was 47.7 percent.

2. Tragic accident in Małopolska. The mother is dead, the daughter is fighting for her life

Tragic accident in Bilczyce in Lesser Poland. A passenger car hit a cyclist carrying her five-year-old daughter. The 40-year-old woman died on the spot, the girl was taken to hospital in a serious condition. Two people traveling in the car were detained.

Read also: The mother died on the spot. Her five-year-old daughter is fighting for her life

The accident occurred on Sunday shortly after 5 p.m. The services received a report of a road accident involving a passenger car and a bicycle.

A car hit a cyclist with a child, the woman diedMałopolska Alarmowo

3. Volleyball players with the bronze medal in the Nations League

Great performance by the Poles at the end of their appearance in the final tournament of the Volleyball Nations League. The Polish national team gave no chance to the Slovenians in Sunday's match for bronze. In 90 minutes they won 3:0 (26:24, 25:16, 25:17). Although our team did not defend the title from last year, third place is still a very good result.

Volleyball. Poland – Slovenia – live coverage and match resultPAP

For the White and Reds, it is the fifth medal in the Nations League in history, and the third bronze. They also have one silver album to their credit. Since Nikola Grbic has been their leader, i.e. since 2022, they have finished on the podium in every tournament.

In the gold medal match, the French defeated the Japanese 3-1.

4. Spain and England advance to the quarterfinals of Euro 2024

English and Spaniards these are the next teams after Switzerland and Germanswhich advanced to the quarter-finals of Euro 2024.

The Sons of Albion defeated the Slovaks 2-1 only after overtime. They saved the draw in added time of the second half. In the 95th minute, with a minute left, Jude Bellingham scored the equalizer, and just after the start of extra time, Harry Kane scored the score. Gareth Southgate's team will face Switzerland in the quarter-finals.

Spain also joined the group of quarterfinalists on Sunday evening and won 4-1 Georgia. Although the former European champions were losing from the 19th minute after Le Normand's own goal, over time they documented their advantage in the form of scored goals. The scorers were: Rodri in the 39th minute, Ruiz in the 51st minute, Williams in the 75th minute and Olmo in the 83rd minute. The Spaniards' rival in the fight for the semi-finals will be Germany.

5. Sunday and Monday are marked by storms

Thunderstorms rolled through Poland on Sunday, turning violent in some places. Strong winds in Uniechów, Pomerania, tore off several roofs and destroyed a barn on one of the properties. Trees were broken in Piła, Greater Poland. In Kłodzko County, lightning struck a single-family house, injuring three people. The storms were accompanied by very large hail.

Read also: “There was such a noise, it was dark, you couldn't see anything.” Victims, torn off roofs, large hailstones

By 9 p.m., firefighters had received 1,847 reports related to removing the effects of strong winds and flooding of buildings and streets, said on Sunday the spokesman for the Chief Commandant of the State Fire Service, Senior Brigadier Karol Kierzkowski. The largest number of incidents occurred in the following provinces: Wielkopolskie – 588 (Kołski County – 222, Piła County – 96), Pomorskie – 259, Śląskie – 186, Łódzkie – 171, Opolskie – 153, Dolnośląskie – 147 and Kujawsko-Pomorskie – 103.

The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management warns that in some parts of the country storms may also occur on Monday morning.

Main image source: PAP/EPA/YARA NARDI

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