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In less than two months of being re-elected French President, Macron loses Parliament majority

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Paris, Jun 20: Less than two months after being re-elected as President of France, Emmanuel Macron has lost majority in the French National Assembly. Macron had called on voters to deliver a solid majority, but his coalition lost dozens of seats in the election.

Elisabeth Borne, the Prime Minister, Macron had appointed said that the situation was unprecedented.

Emmanuel Macron

"This situation represents a risk for our country, given the risks we are facing nationally and internationally. We will work as of tomorrow to build a working majority," she said.

Macron's 'Together' coalition was on course to becoming the biggest party in the next National Assembly, but with 200-260 seats it would be short. Of the 289 needed for a majority.

Government spokesperson Olivia Gregoire told BFM television that it is disappointing. The results have tarnished Macron's April presidential election victory when he defeated the far-right to be the first

French president to win a second term in over two decades.

The new left-wing coalition NUPES was on course to win 149-200 seats according to projections. The left could triple their representation as they had only 60 seats in the outgoing parliament.

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