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.
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)