Rout by Macron's party in French parliamentary election vote

Rout by Macron's party in French parliamentary election vote

Rout by Macron's party in French parliamentary election vote

"We are the only force of resistance to the dilution of France, of its social model and its identity", Le Pen said, claiming the mainstream opposition parties were but "satellites" of the Macron power structure.

The victory means Macron will have incredible leeway in pushing his domestic agenda, said Elliot Hentov, head of policy and research at State Street Global Advisors.

"From the first round of the presidential election, we entered an implacable, inevitable mechanism which would lead to the triumph of the one who was chosen to defeat Marine Le Pen", analyst Jerome Sainte-Marie of pollster PollingVox said.

Government spokesman Christophe Castaner said it signalled voters "had not wanted to hand Macron a blank cheque".

The Socialist Party was predicted to win 34 seats - versus more than 300 during the previous legislature.

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On social media, heartbroken family members of Mr Lefiti recalled him as a warm-spirited man devoted to his children and family. Mr Toia said he was able to tell his cousin he loved him. "Everybody was down", Miggins said, adding that UPS is like the U.S.

However, a poll by Elabe projected a wider majority of 395 to 425 seats. With its allies, the Socialists could get fewer than 50 seats after this vote, projections showed. That's well above the 289 seats needed for control, but lower than initially expected after a landslide in last week's first round of voting.

President Macron wants to use his mandate to strip away some employment protections to encourage hiring and to toughen national security in the wake of recent terror attacks.

Turnout again looked set to be low for the second round.

Macron's party "vampirized" the left and right after his huge win in the presidential ballot, Dabi said on CNews TV.

The Interior Ministry said the midday participating figures in Sunday's nationwide voting compare to 21.4 percent at midday during the second round of the last parliamentary elections in 2012.

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At the very least, the survivors of the fire who have lost their homes must be consulted about where they wish to live. The head of state said a saddened country was showing a determination to rebuild lives wrecked by "terrible" tragedy.

At midday, turnout appeared to be lagging.

REM won 32 percent of the votes cast in the first round, but this represented only about 15 percent of registered voters. Macron's party, which didn't exist 14 months ago and offered novice candidates from civilian life, has drawn from left and right to fill its ranks, effectively blurring the traditional left-right political divide.

The National Front had two seats in the outgoing parliament and the only lawmaker seeking to renew his mandate, Gilbert Collard running in the southern Gard region, could lose.

Ultra-leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon, who Macron also defeated in the presidential vote, said he won in his Marseille district.

With legislative elections often following the presidentials, the same system has the effect of blocking parties on the edges of the political spectrum, and gives voters an incentive to opt for the sitting president's candidate.

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Coach Anthony Hudson said the All Whites had targeted a better result, and were "slightly deflated" to come away with a loss. It helped the Russian team to seize the lead after twice having shots stopped on the line.

Le Pen's FN were only expected to win four to eight seats but she was elected an MP.

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