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French head to polls as Macron battles for majority in parliament

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By Michel Rose and and Florent Bardos PARIS (Reuters) -French voters cast their ballots on Sunday in the first of two rounds that will decide whether President Emmanuel Macron gets a working majority in parliament or ends up without the support needed to drive through his reform agenda. Less than two months after re-election, Macron faces a strong challenge from a united left-wing bloc that polls show could deprive the president of an outright majority even if it does not take control of parliament. Government insiders expect a relatively poor showing in Sunday’s first round for Macron’s coali…

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