Macron's party set for a landslide victory in French Parliamentary elections: Poll projections



    Macron's party set for a landslide victory in French Parliamentary elections: Poll projections

    June 12, Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party is on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections.

    The Projections so far shows La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) and its MoDem ally set to win up to 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly and Mr Macron's party was established just over a year ago and many candidates have little or no political experience.With all the ballots counted, Mr Macron's LREM and MoDem had won 32.3% of the vote.The centre-right Republicans had just under 16%, while the Socialists, previously France's ruling party, had won just 7.4%.The far-right National Front (FN) had 13.2%, followed by the far-left France Unbowed on just over 11%.But turnout was sharply down, at 48.7% compared with 57.2% in the first round in 2012, which analysts say reflected a sense of 

    There can be no disputing the extraordinary achievement of Emmanuel Macron. Yes, he has certainly had luck but he has also foreseen with uncanny clarity how - with the right moves at the right places at the right times - the map of French politics was waiting to be redrawn.

    After the projections were announced, a government spokesman stated that voters had shown they wanted to move fast on major reforms.

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