Marine Le Pen

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Macron says parties must cooperate after he loses control of parliament
France’s president seeks to form a working majority despite Le Pen’s far-right party being main opposition

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and agencies

22, Jun, 2022 @7:09 PM

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Macron holds talks with opposition over French parliamentary majority
President seeking consensus with groups including far right after failing to control Assemblée Nationale

Kim Willsher in Paris

21, Jun, 2022 @5:57 PM

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The French are obsessed with the burkini – and it’s all getting a bit embarrassing | Arwa Mahdawi
The world is burning and France is fixated on whether women wear long sleeves to have a swim – a furore with obvious roots in the country’s deep Islamophobia, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

21, Jun, 2022 @1:52 PM

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France: parties reject Mélenchon’s call to form opposition bloc
Hard-left leader and heads of other parties invited to talks with Macron over stalemate, says presidential source

Kim Willsher in Paris

20, Jun, 2022 @7:16 PM

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The Guardian view on Macron’s bad night: a rocky road ahead | Editorial
Editorial: A remarkable parliamentary election has transformed the political landscape


20, Jun, 2022 @5:48 PM

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Five takeaways from the French elections – and what could happen next
It was a bad night for the president and a triumphant one for the far right. How long until a return to the polls?

Jon Henley in Paris

20, Jun, 2022 @12:40 PM

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French PM under pressure after Macron’s alliance loses absolute majority
Élisabeth Borne faces calls to resign after legislative election result throws French politics into turmoil

Kim Willsher and Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

20, Jun, 2022 @10:17 AM

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Macron’s centrist grouping loses absolute majority in parliament
Gains by new French left alliance and historic surge by far right cast uncertainty over Macron’s second term

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

20, Jun, 2022 @6:59 AM

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Macron’s majority at risk as France votes in parliamentary election
Polls suggest advances by new left alliance could hobble centrists’ ability to deliver domestic reforms

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

19, Jun, 2022 @9:46 AM

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From hunger striker to MP candidate: the rise of France’s ‘humanist baker’
Between 15 hours of baking and three hours’ sleep, Stéphane Ravacley is trying to knead a little faith back into French politics

Angelique Chrisafis in Besançon

07, Jun, 2022 @4:00 AM

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The future of France: can Macron’s centre hold?
With Macron back as president and the legislative elections looming, we ask French writers and historians to assess the state of an increasingly divided nation

05, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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French mayor reignites burkini row with pool rule proposal
Grenoble mayor wants swimmers to dress ‘how they like’, including topless or in full-body suits

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

13, May, 2022 @9:05 AM

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