France’s Macron hunts for way to salvage a ruling majority

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By Richard Lough PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron on Monday was faced with trying to salvage a ruling majority and with it his economic reform agenda after voters punished his centrist Ensemble alliance in France’s parliamentary election. While Ensemble secured the largest number of lawmakers in the 577-seat National Assembly, it fell comfortably short of the threshold required for an absolute majority in a vote that saw a leftwing alliance and the far-right perform strongly. The vote was a painful setback for Macron, 44, who was re-elected in April and wants to deepen European Unio…

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