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Analysis: A quick look at France's legislative elections

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France will head to the polls this weekend to vote in the second round of legislative elections with a possible threat to President Emmanuel Macron’s majority in parliament.The election could set either a straight path or a road packed with obstacles for Macron when it comes to governing the country.The French president's "Renaissance" movement would like to pass a number of reforms, like changes to the retirement system including raising the retirement age.Macron's bloc will be looking to get at least 289 seats in order to constitute a majority.

Latest polls suggest they should secure between 255-295 seats - well below the current 345 places they have in the National Assembly.Their main challenge?A new union of left-wing parties called “NUPES" led by far-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon who came in third in the presidential election.Mélenchon has been saying he wants to force Macron to pick him as prime minister in the event that the left-wing gets a majority in the parliament.

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