French left-wing parties seal coalition deal to take on Macron

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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Socialist Party on Friday sealed a coalition deal with the hard-left La France Insoumise (LFI) party to run together in June’s parliamentary elections to try to deprive newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron of a majority. “From now on, we are going to campaign together,” said Socialist Party leader Olivier Faure. The coalition pact, which the French Greens and Communists approved earlier this week, will be the first time the broader left wing of French politics has united in 20 years – but with the eurosceptic LFI in the driving seat this time around. Parties on…

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