Elections in France decide battle between Emmanuel Macron and the left – BBC News

President Emmanuel Macron beat the far right to retain the presidency in April but, less than two months on, it is the left that is threatening his hold on power in France’s National Assembly elections.

If the president loses his outright majority, he could struggle to push through reforms.

Far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s left-green alliance finished neck and neck with the centrist Macron coalition in the first round a week ago.

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