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France 'avoided worst' with far right loss, Scholz's party spokesman says




A senior member of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party said Sunday that France had “avoided the worst” after projections showed the far right losing the second round of legislative elections. Macron is “politically weakened” because his group lost a significant number of seats but “retains a central role” with no party claiming an outright majority, Schmid, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) foreign policy spokesman in the German parliament, told the Funke press group. FRANCE 24’s Nick Holdsworth reports.



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