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6/18/17

France: Macron wins massive majority in French parliament but record abstention mars election - by Ben Mcpartland

President Emmanuel Macron's Republique en Marche (REM) party were set to gain a massive majority in the French parliament, according to initial estimations on Sunday evening.

The initial results for the second round of France's parliamentary elections suggest Macron's REM party and its centrist allies Modem will gain something between 395 and 420 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.

Reacting to the results Macron's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said: "By a large majority the French people have chosen hope over anger, optimism over pessimism, confidence over decline."

 Read more: Macron wins massive majority in French parliament but record abstention mars election - The Local

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