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>> France heads to the polls once again. This time voting on new members of Parliament that will determine if Emmanuel Macron's planned reforms move forward or are met with deadlock. He's been in power for only a month and his Centrist Party, which didn't even exist before he announced his candidacy, is expected to win with just over 31% in the first round of votes.
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If polls prove true, the Macron's fledgling group called the Republic on the Move, would transform into a landslide majority in the second round next Sunday. Causing yet another blow for the mainstream parties on the right and left, which failed to get a candidate into the presidential runoff after dominating politics for decades.
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With 577 parliamentary seats up for grabs, the socialist party and its allies are expected to trail with 20% of the vote. The runner up for the President's job, Marine Le Pen's National Front Party lagging behind with a predicted 17%. In a country with unemployment hovering near 10% and at a risk of breaking its public deficit commitments, Macron will need to win a majority to push through the reforms he's promised.