French parliament faces complex puzzle in post-election coalition talks

French parliament faces complex puzzle in post-election coalition talks

A fractious political climate and deep ideological divisions make finding common ground extremely challenging. A broad leftist coalition has come out on top following pivotal legislative elections in France, but has still fallen short of an absolute majority — forcing parliament and the executive into a difficult negotiations to agree on a prime minister. After a major advance for the far right in the first round of polling, the electorate ultimately kept the Nationally Rally party at bay, leaving the …