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
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."
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