French poll: Macron's party secures a decisive majority

Jun 19, 2017, 6:19 AM EDT
French President Emmanuel Macron has promised pro-EU, business-friendly reforms.
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The first official results for French polls on Sunday showed that President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party has won an absolute parliamentary majority, a development that hands the leader a strong authority to implement his pro-EU, business-friendly reform plans.

La République en Marche and its MoDem allies have won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly and the final figures are yet to be declared, notes the BBC.

The outcome of the latest French election marks a historic change, with mainstream leftwing and rightwing parties losing their seat share in the assembly by a huge margin, writes The Guardian