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Macron loses absolute majority in parliament, initial projections show

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By Michel Rose and Sudip Kar-Gupta PARIS (Reuters) -President Emmanuel Macron is on course to lose his absolute majority in the National Assembly and control of his reform agenda after the first projections by four pollsters showed Sunday’s election delivering a hung parliament. Macron’s centrist Ensemble! alliance was set to end up with the most seats, the polls showed, followed by the left-wing Nupes bloc headed by the hard left veteran Jean-Luc Melenchon. But the threshold for an absolute majority is 289 seats in the lower house, and the four pollsters’ projections showed Macron and his all…

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