French left agrees in principle on rare coalition deal to take on Macron

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By Michel Rose and Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Socialist Party and the hard-left La France Insoumise (LFI) agreed in principle on Wednesday to run together in June parliamentary elections and try to deprive newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron of a majority. If confirmed, the coalition pact, which the Greens and Communists approved earlier this week, will be the first time the French left has united in 20 years – but under the helm of the eurosceptic, hard-left LFI this time around. “We can and will beat Emmanuel Macron and we can do it with a majority to govern for a rad…

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