Second round of polls for parliamentary election in France

New poll shows Macron’s party all set for huge majority in French parliamentary elections

 

French voters cast their votes in the second round of a parliamentary election on Sunday. Reports of President Emmanuel Macron on the way to landslide majority that should allow him to embark on deep social and economic reforms.

The vote comes just a month after the 39-year-old former banker became the youngest head of state in modern French history, promising to clean up French politics and revive the euro zone’s second biggest economy.

Turnout, though, could touch record lows, in a sign of voter fatigue after seven months of campaigning and voting, but also of disillusionment and anger with politics that could eventually complicate Macron’s reform drive.

Macron’s centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) party is barely more than a year old, yet pollsters project it will win as many as 75-80 percent of seats in the 577-seat lower house.

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. Macron  has uphill task to overhaul economy gowth which include labour rules, cut tens of thousands of public sector jobs and invest billions of public cash in areas including job training and renewable energy, has such a diverse acts with politically raw group of lawmakers united behind him.

Media agencies

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