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Macron urges ‘compromises’ to break France impasse

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PARIS – President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday urged France’s political forces to make compromises to end a political deadlock sparked by his failure to retain a parliamentary majority that threatens to paralyse government. Macron’s centrist alliance finished Sunday’s parliamentary elections 44 seats short of a majority in the National Assembly, as a new left-wing coalition and the far right made major gains. The situation has called into question Macron’s plans for reform in his second term after his April presidential re-election — including a key measure to raise the retirement age — and ri…

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