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Electoral posters of a candidate in the upcoming parliamentary elections, in Marseille, France. AP Photo/Claude Paris

Four reasons why the French parliamentary elections matter

Emmanuel Macron may have won the presidential election, but his agenda could fail if his party doesn't get a majority in Parliament.
Without democratic reform, the time ahead for both Britain and the EU looks bleak indeed. Gary Knight/flickr

UK and EU both need major democratic reform to survive Brexit fallout

The Brexit vote was the outcome of the disillusionment and disengagement that have permeated the UK. Many Europeans share that mood, which is why both the UK and EU need radical democratic surgery.
Should the British decide to leave the EU, it is unlikely that David Cameron could, or would want to, remain prime minister. Reuters/Dylan Martinez

A vote for Brexit means a wounded David Cameron and a calamitous blow to Europe

Behind the parochial media focus on the political manoeuvring within a divided Conservative Party, national decisions don’t get much more important than the UK's referendum on its EU membership.

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