Macron wins strong parliamentary majority in France election
YEREVAN, JUNE 19, ARMENPRESS. President Emmanuel Macron won a majority in France's parliamentary election on Sunday, Reuters reports.
Three pollsters projected that Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) and its Modem allies would win 355 to 365 seats in the 577-seat lower house, fewer than previously forecast.
Official figures with 90 seats still left to be decided showed LREM had already won its majority.
"This is an opportunity for France. One year ago no one would have imagined such a political renewal," Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in a statement.
Voter turnout was projected to be a record low at about 42 percent.