Has Marine Le Pen given Emmanuel Macron the 'kiss of death'? - BBC News

A key immigration reform passed in the French government on Tuesday was reliant on far-right votes.

1 day agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, EPAImage caption, President Macron beat Marine Le Pen in the 2022 presidential electionBy Hugh SchofieldBBC News, ParisFrench President Emmanuel Macron may have won a law on immigration, but has he lost his soul?

The accusation is being made at after a dramatic day in French politics which saw the presidential party given what one newspaper called the "kiss of death" by Marine Le Pen's hard right.

Unable to steer its original version of the immigration reform through parliament, the government had to accept a number of tougher changes forced on it by the mainstream right.

It was that or admit to legislative incapacity on an issue that French voters all say is close to their hearts.

Swallowing the harder-line version of the immigration law was bad enough for many in President Macron's centrist Renaissance party and its allies.

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