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    French Parliamentary Election 2017 (44)

    Angela Merkel congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his La Republique En Marche (REM) party on gaining absolute majority in the National Assembly.

    French President Emmanuel Macron leaves the polling station after voting in the first of two rounds of parliamentary elections in Le Touquet, France, June 11, 2017
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated French President Emmanuel Macron on his La Republique En Marche (REM) party on gaining absolute majority in the National Assembly, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said.

    "Chancellor Merkel: Congratulations, Emmanuel Macron, on the obvious parliamentary majority + further cooperation for Germany, France, Europe," Seibert wrote on Twitter Sunday.

    The second round of the French general election took place on Sunday. According to the French Interior Ministry's preliminary data, the REM gains 295 out of 577 seats in the National Assembly after 97 percent of ballots counted.

    The main opposition party, The Republicans, is winning 110 seats, the Socialist Party is seen to get 28 mandates. Marine Le Pen's National Front is winning 8 mandates, while Jean-Luc Melenchon's Unsubmissive France is gaining 16 seats.


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