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>> French president Emmanuel Macron on course for historic gains. His fledgling party, Republic on the move set to trounce the traditional opposition in the parliamentary election. Pollsters predict the party and its center right ally MoDem could win as many as three quarters of the seats in the lower house after this Sundays runoff.
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Meaning, Macron's pro business reforms are almost guaranteed to get through. Reuters deputy bureau chief in Paris, Richard Lock, says the country's unions are wary of a lack of parliamentary opposition.>> They say that protest and opposition may really only come from the street. For now though they're not threatening dates.
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They're not threatening action. There is a negotiation process ongoing. They say there are areas they can see progress and areas where they may draw a red line.>> The party more than ten points ahead of its nearest challengers the conservative republican party and its allies. Marine Le Pen's National Front Party facing its second big defeat in a month projected to win just a small handful of seats, perhaps as few as one, but it was the socialists that suffered the most.
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The former ruling party said to win just 30 to 40 seats. And there is one negative for Macron, only one in two voters turned out in Sunday's first round. A record low post war, causing opposition leaders to urge their supporters to mobilize for the run off. But many will be aware the vote of disillusionment is aimed at them.
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>> The mainstream parties who have dominated French politics for decades and are perceived by many voters to have done a little to tackle what is now near double-digit unemployment and above target fiscal deficit and just a slow moving economy.>> For now, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is hailing the success of the radical new grouping, saying on television after the result-
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> France is back.