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Parliamentary Elections Pose Early Hurdle For French President Macron03:45
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A teenager walks by election posters ahead of the first round of the upcoming legislative elections in Paris on June 9, 2017. (Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)
A teenager walks by election posters ahead of the first round of the upcoming legislative elections in Paris on June 9, 2017. (Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)
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French President Emmanuel Macron won the election in May, but he faces another hurdle if he wants to revolutionize the country as he's promised: he needs to win a majority in the parliamentary elections this month.

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley (@ElBeardsley) previews the potentially pivotal vote.

This segment aired on June 9, 2017.

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