Macron in France loses an absolute majority due to a default by the legislator

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PARIS – A group of lawmakers withdrew from the centrist political party of French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, depriving the leader of an absolute majority in the National Assembly at a critical time in his efforts to lift France out of the coronavirus crisis.

The defections leave Macron’s party, Republic On the Move, with 288 of the 577 seats in the French National Assembly. To pass a law, Macron will now have to rely more on his political alliance with Modem, a small centrist party that has …

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