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French parliamentary elections preliminary results indicate Macron’s coalition has secured 245 seats
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French parliamentary elections preliminary results indicate Macron’s coalition has secured 245 seats

Macron’s coalition loses absolute parliamentary majority. Macron’s coalition to seek alliances.

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The preliminary results of France’s National Assembly elections indicate that President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist “Ensemble” coalition was set to lose its absolute parliamentary majority.
Though Macron’s coalition retained the most seats in Parliament (245), it fell short of the 44 seats required for an absolute majority in the 577-seat National Assembly.
France’s Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne noted that Macron’s coalition would now be seeking alliances.
French Finance Minister Bruno added, “I appeal to everyone’s sense of responsibility. We must avoid a deadlock.” Le Maire stressed the need for “dialogue” between individuals sharing the “president’s project.”
Meanwhile, Jean-Luc Melenchon’s left-wing alliance (called “NUPES”) is expected to come in second with about 131 seats, while Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally won 89 seats.

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