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Macron hosts Saudi crown prince with oil, Iran, rights on agenda

PARIS, July 28 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron was hosting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday as part of increased Western efforts to court the major oil-producing state amid the war in Ukraine and faltering talks to revive a nuclear deal with Iran. French opposition figures and......

France’s Macron to appoint former health minister as spokesman – BFM TV

French Junior Minister of Relations with the Parliament Olivier Veran attends the opening session of the National Assembly in Paris, France, June 28, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, July 4 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron will appoint his former health minister,......

Macron tells Biden that UAE, Saudi can barely raise oil output

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – Two top OPEC oil producers, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, can barely increase oil production, French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he had been told by the UAE’s president. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been perceived as the only two......

Pats on back, all smiles as Macron, Johnson appear to bury hatchet for G7

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to bury the hatchet on Sunday on the sidelines of the G7 summit a year after the two clashed over Brexit and in particular Northern Ireland. Despite the issue remaining in the......

We can find a new majority, France’s Macron says after losing control of parliament

PARIS, June 22 (Reuters) – All party leaders in the French parliament agree on the need to avoid political gridlock and must now learn to compromise, President Emmanuel Macron said in a televised address on Wednesday. In his first comments since his centrist camp lost its absolute majority in an......

Ungovernable? France takes stock after Macron loses majority

However, the initial response from the right-wing Republicans to an alliance was not good. Party chairman Christian Jacob said: “We’ve campaigned in opposition, we are in opposition, we’ll stay in opposition.” Another MP, Aurélien Pradié, said he did not have same vision of society as President Macron and did not......

France’s Macron loses parliamentary majority, putting his economic reform agenda at risk

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here French President Emmanuel Macron might have been relieved after getting reelected in April — but his second term in office just got a lot more complicated. His Ensemble! alliance has lost its absolute parliamentary majority of five years following a......

Analysis: Jupiter no more: Macron learns the art of compromising the hard way

Macron to have to reach out to other parties to govern Fifth Republic has little history of consensus-building Obstruction, filibustering likely in new chamber Macron could call snap parliament election at some point PARIS, June 19 (Reuters) – Jupiter has lost his thunder. Emmanuel Macron, whose first presidential mandate was......

Macron Loses Absolute Majority as Opposition Surges, a Blow for New Term

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here PARIS — Voters in France’s legislative elections dealt President Emmanuel Macron a serious blow on Sunday as his centrist coalition lost its absolute majority in the lower house of Parliament to a resurgent far-right and a defiant alliance......

Macron faces tough battle for control of parliament as France votes

French polls open on Sunday at 8 a.m. Macron needs 289 seats for absolute majority in parliament Pollsters say he may fall short as smaller parties make gains PARIS, June 19 (Reuters) – France votes on Sunday in a high-stakes parliamentary election that could deprive centrist President Emmanuel Macron of......

French National Assembly vote decides battle between Macron and left

They call themselves Nupes, which stands for New Ecological and Social Popular Union, and the polls suggest they could stop the president winning the 289 seats he needs for an outright majority. The centrist Macron alliance, Ensemble, portrays them as a “marriage of convenience” of Communists, Socialists, far-left Mélenchonists and......

French go to polls to give Macron working majority or not

PARIS, June 12 (Reuters) – French voters go to the polls on Sunday in the first of two rounds that will decide whether President Emmanuel Macron gets a working majority in parliament or ends up without the support needed to drive through his reform agenda. Less than two months after......

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