Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party suffers first electoral blow in French Senate election

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party suffered its first electoral blow Sunday, as rival conservatives dominated the Senate election amid mounting disenchantment with Macron’s leadership.

The results damage Macron’s legitimacy as he embarks on pushing through unpopular changes to French labour law and other reforms he hopes will reinvigorate the moribund French economy.

Macron could still pass his reforms despite the election result, because the lower house of

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