Low turnout in French legislative elections

Sunday's final round voting to decide the makeup of the new French parliament saw early turnout figures down even further on the historic low seen in the first round, as Emmanuel Macron's party is tipped to win up to 450 seats out od a total 577.

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France has begun voting in parliamentary elections which are expected to hand Emmanuel Macron a landslide majority, a second triumph for him after his presidential victory and one which should allow him to embark on sweeping social and economic reforms, reports The Guardian.