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France's leftist coalition demands the right to form a government after fractured parliament vote

The leftist coalition that won the most seats in France’s National Assembly in surprise results on Tuesday demanded the immediate right to form a government, even though no grouping won a majority of seats.
 
It is unprecedented in France’s modern history to have a fractured parliament.
 
Sunday’s vote raised the risk of paralysis for the European Union’s second-largest economy.
 
The legislature is split between the New Popular Front leftist coalition, President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist allies and the far-right National Rally.


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