Macron party tipped for strong parliamentary majority

Newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron's fledgling centrist party is tipped by polling organisations to win between 375 and 415 parliamentary seats out of a total of 577 at the end of France's two-round legislative elections which begin on Sunday.

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Pollsters project that Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche ! party (Republic on the Move), known as REM in France, will emerge from Sunday’s first round of legislative elections positioned for a comfortable majority in parliament, reports Bloomberg.