French President Emmanuel Macron’s Republic on the Move (La Republique En Marche, REM) party succeeded in obtaining a majority in the country’s parliament after the second round of the parliamentary election, providing the French leader with the necessary support within the legislature.
On Sunday, the French nation cast their ballots to choose new members for the country’s 577-seat National Assembly, or the lower house of the French Parliament. The voter turnout was around 43 percent.
According to the French Interior Ministry, the REM party received 308 seats in the parliament, while its ally, the Democratic Movement (MoDem), won 42 seats.
In the lead-up to Sunday’s vote, the country’s pollsters predicted that the REM, along with the MoDem, would get the most number of seats. In particular, the Elabe poll said that the two parties could win anywhere from 395 to 425 mandates.
The ministry’s figures showed that The Republicans party won 113 seats, the Socialist Party got 29, the Union of Democrats and Independents received 18, the Communist Party secured 10. Former French presidential candidates Jean-Luc Melenchon and Marine Le Pen have also become parliamentarians, as their Unsubmissive France and National Front parties won 17 and eight seats, respectively.