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The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. reports citing BBC.
As polls closed, projections showed La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) set to win more than 400 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.
Mr Macron's party was established just over a year ago and many candidates have little or no political experience.
The second round of the vote is held next Sunday.
Forecasts by two polling organisations gave LREM well over 30% of first round votes.
But turnout was low, which analysts said reflected a sense of resignation among Mr Macron's opponents.
Pollsters forecast the centre-right Republicans would win 20.9%; the far-right National Front 13.1%; and the Socialists with a grouping of left-wing parties 9%.
Those standing for LREM come from all walks of life and include students, retired citizens and a bullfighter.

2017.06.11 / 22:59
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