Radical-left take charge of French parliament's key finance committee

The presidency of the National Assembly's powerful finance committee, which can investigate the tax affairs of individuals and corporations, and the spending of ministries, has been handed to Éric Coquerel, a Member of Parliament from the radical-left La France Insoumise party, a consequence of President Emmanuel Macron's party losing its absolute majority in the house in recent legislative elections.

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Radical-left MP Éric Coquerel was elected chair of the French parliament's powerful finance committee on Thursday, a day after the far-right obtained two assembly vice-presidencies - signs of the growing power of radical parties in the new parliament, reports FRANCE 24.