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Local Elections Deliver Blow to France’s Macron

PARIS—President Emmanuel Macron’s occasion experienced a string of losses in municipal elections across France on Sunday, elevating doubts about the extended-phrase survival of a political movement created all-around the French leader.

The contests marked the 1st time Mr. Macron’s occasion, Republic on the Transfer, fielded candidates for community offices, which engage in a significant role in securing a political party’s foreseeable future in France. Area offices are employed to groom political talent for the countrywide stage, and they supply a fallback for presidential candidates…