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What next?: Legislative election upset complicates France’s political timetable

France is wading into uncharted waters after President Emmanuel Macron lost his absolute majority, with a large but shaky opposition bloc…

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‘A seismic event’: Le Pen’s party makes historic breakthrough in French parliament

Marine Le Pen’s far-right Rassemblement National (National Rally, or RN) made historic gains in Sunday’s French parliamentary election second round,…

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French legislative elections: The second round, by the numbers

Voters in France are heading back to the polls for a fourth time in two months as legislative elections conclude…

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Macron or chaos: French ruling party flags red menace in tight election

Faced with the threat of a hung parliament, French President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling coalition has shifted its fire from the…

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Prizes abound for Le Pen’s far right in historic French legislative elections

The duel between Emmanuel Macron’s incumbent majority and Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s pan-leftist NUPES coalition duly dominated the spotlight on Sunday after…

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Will ‘drifting’ Macron need conservatives to save his majority?

The French parliamentary election first-round on Sunday put Emmanuel Macron’s centrist Ensemble group barely ahead of the leftist coalition NUPES…

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Sweden’s Östlund wins second Palme d’Or for social satire ‘Triangle of Sadness’

Ruben Östlund picked up the top prize at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for his “Triangle of Sadness”,…

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Mapped: Expats kick off French legislative elections with online voting

Issued on: 27/05/2022 – 16:29 Most voters will head to the polls for France’s legislative elections on June 12 and…

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The imposition of the yellow star on Jews in France, 80 years on

Issued on: 27/05/2022 – 07:19Modified: 29/05/2022 – 09:12 On May 29, 1942, a German order made it compulsory for all…

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War films, protests and Russia boycotts: How Ukraine’s plight shaped Cannes 2022

The devastating physical and psychological toll of war in Ukraine was laid bare on Wednesday in Maksym Nakonechny’s “Butterfly Vision”,…

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