French legislative elections final round: Macron's party wins absolute majority

France went back to the polls on Sunday to choose the 577 members of parliament’s lower house, the National Assembly, in the final, decisive second round of legislative elections. The newly-elected centrist President Emmanuel Macron’s fledgling party La République En Marche (LREM) won a majority of seats (351 with its centre-right allies), but well below what was forecast after its score in the first round. The second-placed conservatives did a little better than expected, while the Socialist Party, with 29 seats, has suffered a humiliating defeat, although it has fared better than the radical-left. The far-right has won eight seats. Importantly, turnout was a record low. Follow the results, reactions and analysis as it happened on the night. Reporting by Graham Tearse and Michael Streeter.

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