Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority in France polls

Rout by Macron's party expected in French parliament vote

Rout by Macron's party expected in French parliament vote

As of late Sunday evening there were 156 women lawmakers elected to France's National Assembly, already more than ever before, and with 148 seats as yet undecided.

The winning margin was lower than was forecast during the past week, when some estimates suggested REM and its allies could secure as many as 470 seats.

The vote hands the centrist a mandate to reshape French politics and overhaul the country's restrictive labour laws. The outcome of the second round of the French parliamentary election came as no surprise but it shows that voters have lost interest in "traditional" political parties, said Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Committee for Foreign Affairs.

"You gave a clear majority to the president and the government", he told voters in a TV address. Altmaier added: "Good for Europe and for Germany!"

Sunday saw a devastating defeat for The Socialist Party, which had until recently held the country's presidency.

Mr Cambadelis said the party would have to rebuild itself from the top down - he was knocked out of the running for parliament in last week's first round of voting.

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The Socialists, who ruled the nation before Mr Macron's independent presidential victory in May, were decimated and only won 6% of the vote. French President Emmanuel Macron's.

His opponent, a former bullfighter representing Macron's party got a public boost this week from visiting Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. With a majority of 355-360 seats, Macron will be able to advance new legislation easily.

Le Pen will leave the European Parliament, where she had been elected for the first time in 2004, and where a procedure was opened recently to strip her of her immunity over suspicions that FN party members were unduly paid by the EU parliament as assistants.

The far-right National Front (FN) party won eight seats, but it had set its sights on 15.

Marechal-Le Pen announced the decision just two days after her aunt lost to Macron.

Francois Baroin, who led the Republicans' campaign, said the conservatives would emphasise their differences with Macron, especially on taxes.

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He promised "total resistance" to Macron's economic policies and said his majority had no legitimacy because of the low turnout. - Republic on the Move! party will be learning at high-speed. The ministry said the far-right National Front was in third place with almost 10 percent followed by the Socialists with 6.2 percent.

REM swept aside the rightwing Republicans and Socialists, but also the far-right National Front (FN) of Marine Le Pen - whom he defeated in the presidential run-off - which fell far short of its target.

Macron's centrists easily beat the traditional left and right parties that have led the National Assembly for decades.

The party shed around 200 seats after five years in power under former president Francois Hollande, leaving them with only around 45-50 seats. On Sunday, only 43 percent of voters cast ballots.

According to France's BFMTV, more than 1,000 candidates ran in Sunday's elections.

Official statistics showed turnout at midday down more than three points over the last election in 2012 at 17.75 per cent, revealing a degree of election fatigue.

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It's just frustrating, like I said. "When I first played in the (Greater Milwaukee Open), that was the hardest thing", he said. The rankings began in 1986 and this is the first time the top three players in the world have missed the cut in a major.

The party is expected to win only a handful of seats despite its third-place showing in the first round.

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