Big Win for Macron In French Parliamentary Elections

Jun 12, 2017

In first-round parliamentary elections in France, voters may give President Macron’s party a majority in parliament. It’s estimated that Macron’s party may end up with 445 seats. One of the biggest majorities in 60 years. Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front party continued to take a beating after last month’s presidential election loss. The National Front party is forecast to garner anywhere from one to to ten seats. The Socialist party is predicted to lose 200 seats. Only 49 percent of the electorate turned out for Sunday’s parliamentary elections. One of the lowest participation rates in six decades.