Jun 19, 2022

France's Emmanuel Macron set to lose majority - projection

He is set to lose dozens of seats and would struggle to push his reforms. Mr Macron had more than 300 seats in the outgoing parliament and defeated Ms Le Pen's National Rally convincingly in the presidential election in April. To maintain his outright majority he needed 289 seats but Sunday's projection of around 210 to 250 seats is worse than the pollsters expected. Far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon's left-green alliance called Nupes is set to win 150 to 180 seats, while the far-right National Rally is on course to go from eight seats to between 80 and 100, says TF1 TV.A separate projection for France Télévisions gave a more concrete result. An early casualty for the government came on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, where a secretary of state, Justine Benin, lost her seat and will have to resign.

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