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Macron’s party wins clear majority in National Assembly

Monday, June 19, 2017 2:58
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. June 19, 2017, 12:57 PM (IDT)

The French President Emmanuel Macron’s new party Le Republique en Marche has won a clear parliamentary majority of 300 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly in Sunday’s vote. The winning margin was less than expected due to a low voter turnout. The result has marginalized France’s mainstream parties.  At least half of the centrist party’s newly-elected deputies have little or no political experience

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