France Begins Voting In Second Round Of Parliamentary Election

Macron's Republic on the Move (REM) and its allies are tipped to win 400-470 seats in the 577-strong parliament, one of the biggest margins of victory in decades which would give the pro-EU leader a free hand to implement his business-friendly programme.

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France Begins Voting In Second Round Of Parliamentary Election

Voters cast their ballots in the 2nd round of French legislative elections today. (AFP Photo)


Paris:  Voting stations opened in France on Sunday for the second round of parliamentary elections, with opinion polls indicating President Emmanuel Macron's centrist Republic on the Move party likely to win a massive majority in the lower house.

Turnout could fall to a record low, in a sign of voter fatigue after seven months of roller-coaster campaigning and voting, and of disillusionment with politics that could complicate Macron's reform drive.

(Reporting by Maya Nikolaeva; editing by Andrew Roche)
 
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