Bickering French opposition missing from parliament

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With the UMP paralysed by a bitter leadership dispute, the ruling Socialists have pushed ahead with contentious legislation almost unchallenged.

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France’s ruling Socialists have been free to push controversial legislation through unchallenged in the absence of a functioning opposition, as the centre-right UMP grapples with an existential hangover after a disastrous leadership vote, reports France 24.