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French elections end without a clear majority. Here’s what could happen next – KION546

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — French voters voted to give a broad left-wing coalition the most seats in parliament in crucial parliamentary elections, keeping the far right out of power. Still, no party won an outright majority, leaving France in an unprecedented, uncertain situation. President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance came in second, with the far right in third. While not unusual in other European countries, modern France has never had a parliament without a dominant party, meaning Macron’s centrist allies cannot implement their pro-business policies. Macron could pursue a deal with the moderate left. Such negotiations, if they happen, are expected to be very difficult.

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