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Emmanuel Macron fights to salvage govt after losing House majority

Macron himself has yet to comment on the election result

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French President Emmanuel Macron (right) and French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne. Macron’s ‘Ensemble’ grouping fell well short of an absolute majority on Sunday (Photo: Reuters/file).

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French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist camp scrambled on Monday to seek support from parliamentary rivals in order to salvage some of his reform agenda and avoid political paralysis, after voters punished them in a legislative election.

While Macron's "Ensemble" grouping secured the largest number of lawmakers in the 577-seat National Assembly, it fell well short of an absolute majority in a vote on Sunday that saw a leftwing alliance and the far-right perform very strongly.

There is no script in France for how things should unfold.

"It's going to be complicated," government spokeswoman Olivia Gregoire told France Inter radio. "We're

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First Published: Jun 21 2022 | 12:20 AM IST

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