Eric Coquerel

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

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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.