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Prez Macron wins commanding parliamentary majority: Pollsters

Polls show Macron is on course to win the biggest parliamentary majority since de Gaulle's

Ingrid Melander & Maya Nikolaeva 

President Emmanuel Macron won a commanding majority in France’s parliamentary election on Sunday, pollsters' estimates showed, sweeping aside the mainstream parties and securing a powerful mandate to push through his pro-business reforms. The result, if confirmed, redraws France’s political landscape, humiliating the traditional Socialist and conservative parties that alternated in power for decades until Macron’s election in May blew apart the left-right divide. Two pollsters projected that Macron’s Republic on the Move (LREM) and its Modem allies ...

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 02:21 IST