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Monday, 12 June 2017 - 9:18
Macron party set for big parliamentary win in France election
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The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections.

As polls closed, projections showed that the Republic on the Move is set to win more than 400 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.

Macron's party was established just over a year ago and many candidates have little or no political experience.

The second round of the vote is held next Sunday.

Forecasts by two polling organisations gave LREM well over 30% of first round votes.

But turnout was low, around 49%, which analysts said reflected a sense of resignation among Macron's opponents.

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