What to Know About France’s Parliamentary Elections

President Emmanuel Macron is looking to secure a strong majority to help him pass bills during his second term, but a reinvigorated alliance of left-wing parties hopes to thwart him.

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Newly United, French Left Hopes to Counter President in Upcoming Vote

Left-wing parties have joined forces ahead of France’s two-stage parliamentary elections, hoping to revive their fortunes and put a break on President Emmanuel Macron’s agenda.

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Are Traditional Political Parties Dead in France?

Presidents, prime ministers, Parliament — France’s mainstream left and right-wing parties used to have it all. In the first round of April’s presidential elections, they got less than 7 percent of the vote.

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Macron to Face Le Pen for President as French Gravitate Toward Extremes

President Emmanuel Macron and the hard-right leader Marine Le Pen will compete for a second time in a runoff on April 24.

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Emmanuel Macron Is Playing a Dangerous Game

How Emmanuel Macron absorbed the poltical views of his opponents

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French Election Opens Up as Marine Le Pen Surges

President Emmanuel Macron’s belated entry into the campaign and his focus on Ukraine have left him vulnerable to a strong challenge from the right.

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Macron and Le Pen Parties Both Battered in French Regional Elections

The returns suggest the presidential election next year may be more wide open than it seemed.

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Regional Elections in France Will Test the Far Right’s Appeal

Voting on Sunday will set the stage for next year’s presidential race and may hint at the strength of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen’s far-right party.

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Macron, Once a Darling of Liberals, Shows a New Face as Elections Near

A centrist straddling France’s traditional political divide, President Emmanuel Macron now chases voters on the right and has alienated some supporters and members of his own party.

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