Macron faces tough battle for control of parliament as France votes

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By Mimosa Spencer and Gilles Guillaume PARIS (Reuters) -Voting was underway in France on Sunday in a parliamentary election that could deprive centrist President Emmanuel Macron of the absolute majority he needs to govern with a free hand. Voting started at 8 a.m. (0600 GMT), with initial projections expected at 8 p.m. (1800 GMT) in an election that could change the face of French politics. Pollsters predict Macron’s camp will end up with the biggest number of seats, but say it is in no way guaranteed to reach the 289 threshold for an absolute majority. Opinion polls also see the far right lik…

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