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French President Emmanuel Macron was elected to the Elysee Palace on May 7 on a political platform of overhauling  labour regulations, social security, schools and pensions

President Macron’s Party Dominates French Parliamentary Vote

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron’s party, including untested novices, will be sweeping into the lower house of the French parliament, hogging a clear majority of seats after winning an overwhelming victory in Sunday’s elections and clinching the young leader’s hold on power.

French Politicians Condemn Attack on Renowned Right-Winger  

PARIS (AP) — French politicians came together in condemnation after a former minister was attacked Thursday and collapsed while campaigning ahead of legislative elections this weekend. Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet’s campaign team said the former environment minister under ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy was

Unchallenged Macron Set to Sweep French Parliament

PARIS (AP) — Candidates in the runoff of French parliamentary elections are hitting the campaign trail to try to lure voters to cast ballots next weekend after a record abstention rate in the first round and a likely sweep by President Emmanuel Macron’s new party.

New French President Macron Seeks Parliamentary Majority

PARIS (AP) – One month after President Emmanuel Macron’s arrival in power, French voters must now choose lawmakers in parliamentary elections starting Sunday that may dramatically reshape the political landscape. Here’s a look at the French system and what’s at