Macron’s party misses out on absolute legislative majority in France

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist La Republique En Marche party has lost its absolute parliamentary majority, according to initial vote counts on Sunday, likely complicating the newly re-elected president’s second term agenda. First counts showed that LREM (The Republic on the Move) had won between 210 and 250 of the 577 seats in the National Assembly. An absolute majority would require 289. After having won a presidential race earlier this year, but with a reduced majority compared to five years ago, Macron had been hoping for a strong parliamentary showing. But now, the French pres…

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