Macron’s Party Likely to Come First in Parliamentary Election

© REUTERS / Gonzalo FuentesFrench President Emmanuel Macron reacts after a meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission at the Elysee Place in Paris, France May 16, 2017.
French President Emmanuel Macron reacts after a meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission at the Elysee Place in Paris, France May 16, 2017. - Sputnik International
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French President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (La Republique En Marche, REM) party is forecast to top parliamentary elections, although shows worse results than expected, getting 355 in 577 seats in the National Assembly, a poll said Sunday.

PARIS (Sputnik) – According to the Ipsos/Sopra Steria poll, based on the first results of the ballot, The Republicans party is projected to score 125 seats, the Socialist Party is forecast to receive 49 mandates, while Jean-Luc Melenchon's Unsubmissive France and the Communist Party are likely to get another 30.

The National Front also showed better results, getting eight seats instead of 1 to 5, but still not enough to form a group in the parliament, the poll noted.

French President Emmanuel Macron casts his ballot as he votes at a polling station in Le Touquet, northern France, during the second round of the French parliamentary elections (elections legislatives in French) - Sputnik International
Macron’s Party Gaining 192 Mandates in 2nd French Election Round
The abstention hits a record high, reaching 56.6 percent.

On Thursday, Elabe poll showed that more than six French citizens out of 10 were unhappy with the results of the first round of the legislative election, which promised more than 80 percent of the seats in the National Assembly to be taken by pro-presidential lawmakers.

French voters were casting ballots to elect 577 lawmakers to the country's National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time (from 06:00 to 16:00 GMT), although some polling stations worked until 8 p.m. local time in several big cities.

On June 11, during the first round of the vote, a total of 28.21 percent of French citizens voted in favor of President Emmanuel Macron's party La Republique En Marche!, whereas the biggest opposition party, The Republicans, received 15.77 percent of votes and was followed by Marine Le Pen's National Front with 13.2 percent of popular support, the country’s Interior Ministry’s data showed, after all ballots were counted.

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