French legislative elections

French parliamentary elections: Left closes in on Macron's majority

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As voting in France's legislative elections begins in a first round this weekend, opinion polls suggest the leftwing coalition led by radical-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon is narrowing the gap with Emmanuel Macron's centre-right alliance and threatening to overturn the newly re-elected president's parliamentary majority. 

Hollande government in limbo before parliamentary elections

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The two-round French parliamentary elections begin Sunday, with President Hollande's Socialist Party uncertain of gaining an absolute majority.