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>> France casts its ballot once again. And in this vote, French president Emmanuel Macron's party is on course to win one of the largest parliamentary majorities in the country's post-war history. In the second round of legislative elections his party, the Republic on the Move, and its ally Modem is expected to take as many as 75 to 80% of seats.
His Centrist party is barely a year old. And his lawmakers are also new to the job. They include a former bull fighter, a Rwandan refugee, and a mathematician. If polls prove true, a Macron parliamentary majority would allow him to easily pass the social and economic reforms he promised during his campaign days.
But it would also send shockwaves to traditional parties right and left who've dominated the Elysees Palace for decades. The Conservative, the Republicans party, is expected to be Macron's biggest opposition in Parliament, but they're expected to only take around 90 of the 577 seats. Meanwhile, the socialist party which rules until last month, faces a crushing defeat, which sees them winning just over 20 seats.
And there's even more trouble for the national front, predicted to win just one to six seats. The runner up for the Presidents roll, Marine Le Pen, is expected to keep her place in Parliament. But voter turn out could reach a record low. Macrons rivals urging people not to become disillusioned with politics and stay at home.
Warning power would be concentrated in the hands of one party. And democratic debate would be stifled.