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French President Emmanuel Macron's Centrist Party Projected to Sweep Parliament

June 18, 2017 6:32 PM
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French President Emmanuel Macron's Centrist Party Projected to Sweep Parliament

(PARIS) — French polling agencies are projecting that President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party will have a large majority in the powerful lower house of parliament and a clear mandate to overhaul the way France works and does business.

The projections from Sunday's second-round legislative elections suggest that Macron's Republic on the Move! party handily beat the traditional left and right parties that have led the National Assembly for decades.

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