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Will Emmanuel Macron lose his parliamentary majority? | France Elects

The united left has seen success in the first round of the French parliamentary elections.

The united left has seen success in the first round of the French parliamentary elections.

In the first of a two-part special of France Elects, as the united left succeeded in challenging Emmanuel Macron’s party in the first round of the French legislative elections, we look at what this might mean for the French president and what’s to play for in Sunday’s second round.

Europe Correspondent Ido Vock discusses the result with Alix Kroeger. They talk about how left managed to unite, what happened to the far-right and what it could mean for Macron if he fails to keep his majority in the French National Assembly.

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