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Dr Rainbow Murray, French voters may be souring on Macron, but he’s all they’ve got


President Macron still has a solid majority in the National Assembly and won’t face local elections for several years. Meanwhile, the economy is recovering, the unions are divided and his parliamentary opposition is in tatters, according to an item in Bloomberg Politics. “I don’t think Macron needs to be overly concerned,” said Prof Rainbow Murray. “The lack of an opposition is a particular element in his favour at the moment. And, with a loyal parliamentary majority, he can afford to dig in his heels a bit.”
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