French President Emmanuel Macron‘s party has won a clear parliamentary majority, results show, weeks after his own presidential victory.
With nearly all votes counted, his La République En Marche, alongside its MoDem allies, won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.
The conservative republicans and their allies could form a large opposition block, with 125-131 seats.
The socialists, who were in power for the past five years, alongside their partners, looked set to get only 41-49 seats – their lowest tally ever.
The far-right National Front (FN) party won eight seats, but it had set its sights on 15.
The President’s party was formed just over a year ago, and half of its candidates have little or no political experience.
The result has swept aside all of the mainstream parties and gives the 39-year-old President a strong mandate in parliament to pursue.Please subscribe to our newsletter