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Macron’s EU Agenda Gets Boost as Key Minister Wins Assembly Seat

Clement Beaune
Clement BeaunePhotographer: Benjamin Girette/Bloomberg

Clement Beaune, the French minister for European Union affairs, will likely keep his job after winning a seat in parliament, in a boost to President Emmanuel Macron’s pro-EU agenda.

A key ally of Macron and his closest adviser on European affairs for years, Beaune won his bid to represent a central Paris district in the National Assembly, defeating Caroline Mecary, a far-left candidate, according to an initial tally of results on Sunday.