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

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

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(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.

The pollsters project that Macron’s candidates and their allies won as many as 360 seats in the 577-seat chamber. That was less than some had expected after its crushing victory in last week’s first-round vote.

Macron wants to use his mandate to strip away some labor protections to encourage hiring and to toughen security.

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via TIME http://time.com

June 18, 2017 at 02:35PM

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