Macron wins parliamentary majority
June 19, 2017 | 1:35 PM
by Times TV
 
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French president Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move party wins a large majority in parliament, according to Interior Ministry data. Jillian Kitchener reports.

President Emmanuel Macron winning a commanding majority in France's parliamentary election, Sunday... and securing a powerful mandate to push through his pro-business reforms.

Interim President of Macron's Republic on the Move Party, Catherine Barbaroux, said the National Assembly will be strengthened by diversity.

Macron's triumph brings a shift in France's political landscape, sweeping aside the mainstream parties that had once alternated in power.

Jean-Christophe Cambadelis announced he was stepping down as Socialist Party leader, saying the party would have to rebuild itself from the top down.

"Emmanuel Macron's triumph is unquestionable. The left's defeat is unavoidable, the rout of the Socialist Party is irrevocable."

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen telling supporters on Sunday her party had won at least six seats in parliament, including her own.

Despite a strong platform for Macron, a low voter turnout underlines that he may yet have to tread carefully with French reforms.


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