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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

Series of Defections Leaves Le Pen Rival Fillon a Lonely Figure

PARIS (AP) — The once promising presidential bid of French conservative Francois Fillon, already seriously hobbled by pending corruption charges, was coming unraveled Friday with the resignation of his campaign director and his campaign spokesman, adding momentum to a stream of defections and panicking his party.

France Opens Full ‘Fake Jobs’ Inquiry Into Le Pen Rival Fillon

PARIS (AP) — The French financial prosecutor’s office decided Friday to open a judicial inquiry surrounding the allegedly fake parliamentary aide jobs that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gave to his wife and two of his children, pushing the case to a higher and riskier level for the man hoping to become the next president of France.

French Elections: Even Fillon’s Hometown Turning Against Him

SABLE-SUR-SARTHE, France (AP) — An upstanding family man, untainted by scandal, a committed Catholic from rural western France – Francois Fillon won the conservative presidential primary and shot to the top of opinion polls in large part on his irreproachable reputation. In just over a week, his chances of winning France’s presidency have nosedived amid a string of allegations that he’s not what he painted himself to be.

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Former PM Valls Loses Lead in Socialist Primaries

PARIS – Former French prime minister Manuel Valls has lost his lead over leftist opponent Arnaud Montebourg ahead of the Socialist primaries, an Ifop poll, published by the weekly Journal du Dimanche, showed on Sunday. In case of a second-round