Left-wing bloc seen slightly ahead of Macron camp in French parliament election -poll

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(Reuters) - The left-wing 'Nupes' political bloc is seen as slightly ahead of French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist camp regarding voting intentions for this month's parliamentary election, according to an Ifop-Fiducial poll for LCI TV.

The poll said 26.5% would vote for 'Nupes', versus 26% for Macron's 'Ensemble' camp. It added that Macron's camp was expected to win between 270-305 seats in the French parliament, versus an expected 180-210 seats for the 'Nupes' camp.

The election takes place on June 12 and June 19.

Macron, who was re-elected as French president in April, needs a majority in the lower house of parliament to implement reforms aimed at strengthening the economy, such as proposed changes to pensions and cutting taxes.

(Reporting by Juliette Portala; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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