John Keiger John Keiger

Emmanuel Macron’s future looks bleak

France's election results are a full-frontal humiliation for the president

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The single headline across the front page of the centre-left daily Libération said it all: ‘La Gifle’. But much more than a slap in the face, Emmanuel Macron has taken a heavyweight sock in the jaw. With only 245 seats for his ‘Ensemble!’ grouping, the French president is a country mile from having a parliamentary absolute majority (289).

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