First round votes counted, where they stand, where they might fall

While the results of the first round of the French parliamentary elections leave the broad Left in position to gain control of parliament, it will only be after the votes are cast in the final poll next Sunday that the real balance of power between the parties will become clear. Mediapart presents a simple rundown of the political map to emerge from first-round voting on Sunday, a count of those already elected outright, and the cliff-hanger contests to be played out on June 17th.

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By Graham Tearse