Macron’s party on track for French parliament majority

Based on first-round results Sunday,  President Emmanuel Macron’s new Le Republique en Marche party is projected to take between 415 and 445 of the 577 seats in the powerful lower house, the National Assembly..  The party which Macron formed for his own run to the presidency against the far-right Marine le Pen is on track for the largest single party majority in France since the end of WWII, sweeping aside the traditional Socialists and Republicans. Voter turnout was exceptionally low at 51.3 percent. French voters return to the ballot box for a second round of the legislative poll on June 18.

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