Voters in France began choosing lawmakers on Sunday in a two-stage election that will determine how much power new President Emmanuel Macron will actually have. If polls are to be believed, it will be a lot. The latest surveys suggest Macron’s Republic on the Move movement (REM), will win a comfortable majority in the 577-seat National Assembly, allowing him to push through his plans to loosen French labour laws and simplify its tax system. The 39-year-old Macron was elected in May after creating a centrist political movement that took millions of votes away from the ...
France elects parliament as Macron aims to consolidate
Latest surveys suggest Macron's party will win a comfortable majority in the National Assembly
Gregory Viscusi | Reuters Last Updated at June 12, 2017 02:21 IST