Macron’s centrists edge ahead of left in French first round vote

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  French President Emmanuel  Macron ‘s centrist alliance won the first round of lower house elections on Sunday by a razor-thin margin over the left bloc of Jean-Luc Melenchon although it is likely to extend its lead in next weekend’s second-round runoff.

Macron ‘s Ensemble! alliance of centrist parties won 25.75% of the popular vote on Sunday, according to the interior ministry’s final tally, while Melenchon’s NUPES bloc came in second with 25.66%.

With rampant inflation driving up the cost of living and eroding wages,  Macron  has struggled to build on his...


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