Macron calls for ‘cooperation’ from other parties after losing parliamentary majority – POLITICO

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron called Wednesday for “responsibility and cooperation” from other political parties in his first speech since losing an absolute majority in parliament, suggesting it could be possible to build a coalition deal to pass legislation. “As in most Western democracies, whether it is Germany, Italy, or many others, no single … Read more

France thrown into limbo after humiliating setback for Macron – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article A very strange French parliamentary election has ended in humiliation for President Emmanuel Macron and it may well turn into a slow-motion calamity for France. Macron’s centrist alliance Ensemble is marooned 44 seats short of a working majority in the National Assembly after the second round of legislative … Read more

Macron faces 5 years of gridlock after stunning parliamentary defeat – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron is set to face a potentially tumultuous five years of deadlock after his centrist alliance fell short of an absolute majority in a parliamentary runoff on Sunday, just weeks after he was reelected to the Élysée. Voters massively came out in support … Read more

Macron to lose parliamentary majority in stunning upset – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS – In a disastrous outcome for French President Emmanuel Macron, his centrist alliance will fall short of an absolute majority in a parliamentary runoff vote that logged significant gains for both the hard left and the far right. In what is a major upset for the French … Read more

French hard left set to make big gains in first-round parliamentary vote – POLITICO

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron’s coalition is running neck and neck with a new left-wing group in the first round of the country’s parliamentary election held Sunday, early projections showed. According to the Ipsos polling agency, the left-wing NUPES alliance backed by firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Macron’s Ensemble! coalition each won 25.2 percent of … Read more