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Left Gets More Power to Disrupt Macron With Key Parliament Post

Eric Coquerel

Eric Coquerel

Photographer: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

 

The leftist alliance opposed to President Emmanuel Macron’s economic agenda will chair the influential finance committee in the lower house of French parliament.

Eric Coquerel was chosen to head the panel in a secret ballot by its 59 members on Thursday, defeating candidates from the far-right and center-right.