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

France has begun voting in the final round of parliamentary elections as Emmanuel Macron’s centrists attempt to hold on to their majority against a challenge from a new left alliance.

Sunday’s vote will set the balance of power for Macron’s second term, defining his capacity to deliver domestic policy such as raising the retirement age and overhauling state benefits.

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