First round of parliamentary election starts in France

Source : 112 Ukraine

President Macron’s party is the favorite of the election
11:28, 11 June 2017


The first round of the parliamentary election takes place in France, AFP reports.

The voters have to choose 577 deputies in National Assembly, the lower house of the French Parliament.

Latest results of sociological surveys show that En Marche! party of the current president Emmanuel Macron is the favorite of the election.

Macron’s party was established in 2016 and does not have its representatives in the current parliament, while most of the candidates are political newcomers.

Conservative Republican and their partners Union of Democrats and Independents are expected to get 22% of votes, according to the forecasts, while right-wing National Front gets 18%.

According to the majority system, voting is not conducted by the national list, but for the specific candidate in each electoral district.

If a candidate gets more than 50% in the first tour, he is declared the winner. Otherwise, two candidates with most votes go to the second round.

As it was reported, second round of presidential election was held in France. Emmanuel Macron won the election with 66.1% of votes.

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