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A third of France's Republicans lawmakers split away from group
June 20, 2017 / 2:17 PM / 5 months ago

A third of France's Republicans lawmakers split away from group

PARIS (Reuters) - A third of the conservative The Republicans’ party newly elected lawmakers are splitting away from their peers to create their own parliamentary group, one of the lawmakers said, in a further sign of the dynamiting of France’s political landscape.

The self-styled “constructive” group, made of about 40 lawmakers belonging to the moderate wing of The Republicans, is set to support centrist President Emmanuel Macron on a case-by-case basis, while others in the party staunchly oppose him.

Parliamentary elections on Sunday gave Macron’s centrist Republic On the Move party a solid majority.

The conservative The Republicans are the second-biggest party in parliament, with 113 lawmakers.

Reporting by Emile Picy; Writing by Ingrid Melander; editing by John Irish

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