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Many third place candidates stood down in second round voting.

French elections: Far right blocked from forming majority, leftist coalition wins most seats

French political parties face a daunting task to put together a government after the second round of elections threw up a hung parliament, with a leftist alliance unexpectedly taking the top spot ahead of the far right.

The results of Sunday's election, based on pollsters' projections, were a setback for Marine Le Pen's nationalist National Rally (RN), which opinion polls had predicted would be the largest party, but which placed only third.

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