Sunday, June 11, a month after the presidential elections, France held its first round of parliamentary elections.
Centrist party «On the March» (movement «Forward, the Republic») President of France Emmanuel Makron showed the best results, with the support of 28% of voters participated in the elections. In the second place center-right party of the Republicans, who gained almost 16% of the vote. Followed by: right «national front» (led by marine Le Pen) – 13%, left the «Rebellious France» – 11%, the center-left «socialist party» (formerly ruling) – 7%.
While the turnout was a record low: less than 49%.
The second round will be held on June 18.
As reminds RIA Novosti news Agency, the French national Assembly – the lower house of Parliament – are elected by majority system, candidates try to enlist the support of the electorate in 577 single-member districts. Contender for the victory must get more than 50% of the votes. However, in most districts that did not happen. The winners will be announced the results of the second round of voting where the candidate is sufficient to gain a simple majority. It is expected that after the elections the movement of the Makron can get about 70% of the seats.
If the party Rules do not get a majority in Parliament, the President will find it difficult to implement the reforms he promised to be during his election campaign.
May 7, in France hosted the second round of presidential elections. The overwhelming victory of former economy Minister Emmanuel macron, has received the support of 66% of voters.
39-year-old macron is the youngest leader in the history of France since Napoleon.