Macron's party on course to mammoth majority in French parliamentary electionsStaff Writer | June 11, 2017
Initial results for the first round of France's parliamentary elections pointed to a mammoth majority for President Emmanuel Macron's gleaming new Republique en Marche party on a day when the turn-out was only 50 percent, The Local reports.
France Early projections
However the one downside for Macron was that voter turn-out was only 50 percent, the lowest since 1958.
We won't know how many seats Republique en Marche (REM) will obtain until next Sunday's second round vote, but early projections by pollsters Elabe suggest Macron's party could end up with as many as 445 seats in the 577 seat parliament. That would easily break all previous records. ■