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Breakaway Macron lawmaker warns of lack of debate in party

Apr 24 2018

PARIS A French lawmaker who broke with President Emmanuel Macron's party over a parliamentary vote on immigration said it should open up to more debate, voicing concern that the legislature could become weakened.

French parliament approves rail reform on eve of new strike

Apr 17 2018

PARIS France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday approved the biggest railway shake-up since nationalisation with a bill that will abolish the state monopoly, shrugging off fierce union opposition and rolling strikes.

French president's party hit by defections as it picks leader

Nov 16 2017

PARIS A revolt by 100 members of French President Emmanuel Macron's governing party has exposed tensions in the fledgling movement as it prepares to elect a leader handpicked by him on Saturday.

French Senate vote is blow to Macron, Conservatives keep majority

Sep 24 2017

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron suffered his first electoral setback on Sunday when his Republic on the Move (LREM) party won fewer seats than expected in elections for the French Senate.

French parliament opens in test for Macron's many novice lawmakers

Jun 27 2017

PARIS The youngest, most ethnically diverse and gender-balanced parliament in France's modern history held its first session on Tuesday as President Emmanuel Macron's deputies, many of them political novices, got down to business.

Record low turnout hangs over Macron's expected win in parliament

Jun 12 2017

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron and his supporters will seek to "restore the trust" of the French people after a record low turnout in the first round of the parliamentary election, Macron's government spokesman said on Monday. | Video

Left, right rub shoulders as Macron's France eyes parliamentary vote

Jun 07 2017

ANGERVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE, France Eighty-year old Francois Bibes has voted for the left all his life. But the former mayor of a village in western France will back Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, a long-time conservative, in Sunday's parliamentary election.

Macron factor set to leap from presidency to parliament

Jun 05 2017

PARIS Bastions are crumbling and loyalties shifting ahead of France's parliamentary elections. Emmanuel Macron, fresh from becoming the youngest French leader since Napoleon, now looks set to redraw the political map with a party he only formed a year ago.

French presidential race tightens further, markets nervous

Apr 12 2017

PARIS Polls showed France's presidential election campaign tightening further on Wednesday as financial markets fretted about the rising popularity of a far-left candidate who wants to put France's European Union membership to a vote.

Fillon accuses French president of involvement in plot against him

Mar 23 2017

PARIS French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his affairs to destroy his chances of being elected.

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