Macron party set for big win in House polls

Paris, Monday The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round ...

French President Emmanuel Macron. Photo/Courtesy

Paris, Monday

The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections.

Projections show La République en Marche (Republic on the Move) and its MoDem ally set to win up to 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. The Socialists, France’s former ruling party, are seen losing 200 seats.

Traditional parties are urging voters to back Macron’s rivals in a run-off vote to avoid him monopolising power. Macron’s party was established just over a year ago and many candidates have little or no political experience.

The final outcome will be decided in the second round of voting next Sunday. With all the ballots counted, Macron’s LREM and MoDem won 32.3 per cent of the vote. -BBC

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