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Macron’s Majority at Risk After Parliament 1st-Round Vote

  • Sunday’s election is the first of two rounds of voting
  • A left-wing alliance is poised to get the second-most seats
Emmanuel Macron and Touquet’s mayor Daniel Fasquelle leave after voting in French parliamentary elections at a polling station in Le Touquet on June 12.
Emmanuel Macron and Touquet’s mayor Daniel Fasquelle leave after voting in French parliamentary elections at a polling station in Le Touquet on June 12.Photographer: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images
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French President Emmanuel Macron could lose his outright majority in parliament, forcing him to compromise and rely on coalition partners to push forward his ambitious reforms.

The party headed by the 44-year-old centrist, who was re-elected in April, and his allies are expected to win between 262 and 301 seats in the National Assembly, according to a compilation of projections by five pollsters based on Sunday’s first round of votes.