Macron wins strong parliamentary majority, estimates show

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By Ingrid Melander and Leigh Thomas

President Emmanuel Macron won a commanding majority in France’s parliamentary election on Sunday, sweeping aside traditional parties and securing a powerful mandate for pro-business reforms.

The result, based on official figures and pollster projections, redraws France’s political landscape, humiliating the Socialist and conservative parties that alternated in power for decades until Macron’s election in May.

Three pollsters projected that Macron’s Republic on the Move (LREM) and its Modem allies would win 355 to 365...

Macron wins strong parliamentary majority, estimates show

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