zondag 11 juni 2017

Macron Set For Landslide Victory In French Parliamentary Elections

With roughly 50% of eligible voters expected to cast their votes in today's first round of the French parliamentary election...


Projections show Macron's Republique en Marche party winning by a landslide, set to hold a giant majority with anywhere between 400 and 445 seats in the 577-member National Assembly...


As Reuters adds, according to two pollsters, IPSOS and Kantar Sofres, his Republic On the Move (LREM) party and its ally Modem were set to win well over 400 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. As a result of the two pols, Macron will hold between 415 and 445 seats (Elabe) while a poll by Kantar Sofres put it at between 400 and 445. A final round of voting to be held on June 18 will determine the actual number of seats Macron wins. Today's round eliminates candidates who have gathered less than 12.5% of registered voters. The ironic outcome of today's vote is that France is set to have a far more stable government than the UK, where after last week's loss, the countdown on Theresa May's political career has begun....