French voters head to the polls to elect new parliament

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© Fred Payet, AFP | People go to polls in Noumea, New Caledonia island on June 11, 2017 to choose members of the French National Assembly, the country’s lower house of parliament, in the first round of country’s legislative elections.

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Latest update : 2017-06-11

French voters go to the polls on Sunday in the first round of parliamentary elections with President Emmanuel Macron’s party appearing well-placed to gain a commanding majority.

Macron has enjoyed a smooth start in the five weeks since he beat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen to become France’s youngest-ever president, naming a cabinet that crosses left-right lines and making a big impression at international summits.

His centrist Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move, REM) party, which he only founded in April 2016 as a platform for his presidential bid, now…

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