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No-confidence vote fails in France; shows divided parliament

Jul. 11, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers on Monday failed to pass a no-confidence motion requested by a leftist coalition to symbolically mark their opposition to President Emmanuel Macron's government and economic policies. Although the vote failed, it was a new slap for Macron's leadership....

French women push to cement abortion rights after US ruling

Jul. 09, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The right to abortion in France hardly seems under threat — it’s been inscribed in law for 47 years and enjoys broad support across the political spectrum. But more and more French women are asking: Could what happened in the U.S. happen here one day? The decision...

French president reshuffles Cabinet after election losses

Jul. 04, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron rearranged his Cabinet on Monday after losing his parliamentary majority, and called on his new government to “stand strong" amid Russia's war in Ukraine and "transform” the heavily indebted French economy. The new government...

French parliament elects woman as its speaker, for 1st time

Jun. 28, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The new speaker of France's lower house of parliament — the first woman to hold the post — vigorously defended the right to abortion Tuesday and called on the chamber to be “vigilant” about protecting it from reversal. The National Assembly elected Yael...

Troubled at home, France's Macron remains a key world player

Jun. 24, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron may be weakened at home after parliamentary elections forced him into political maneuvering, but on the international stage the French president has the resources to remain one of the most influential world leaders. France’s foreign allies closely...

France's Macron offers to compromise after parliament loss

Jun. 22, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron proposed Wednesday to “legislate in a different way" based on compromises between diverse political forces, three days after he suffered a major political blow when his party lost its parliamentary majority. Macron spoke in a national...

Macron holds postelection talks with French party leaders

Jun. 21, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron held talks Tuesday with France’s main party leaders in a bid to show he is open to dialogue after his centrist alliance failed to win an absolute majority in parliamentary elections. The meetings at the Elysee presidential palace come after...

France reshaped: Election emboldens Le Pen, undercuts Macron

Jun. 20, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France faced an ecstatic Marine Le Pen on Monday after her party’s far-right candidates sent shockwaves through the political establishment and helped deny President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance a majority in parliament. The surprising breakthrough for the...

Macron alliance projected to lose parliamentary majority

Jun. 19, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance was projected to lose its majority despite getting the most seats in the final round of parliamentary elections Sunday, while the far-right National Rally appeared to have made big gains. The projections, which are...

French projections: Macron's centrists will keep a majority

Jun. 12, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance is expected to keep its parliamentary majority after the first round of voting Sunday, but will likely have far fewer seats than five years ago, according to projections. Projections based on partial election...