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French parliamentary election-landslide majority expected for macron

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Added On June 18, 2017

Pollsters forecast French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) party will have a landslide majority in parliament on Sunday's vote. 
 
According to the forecast, the LREM led by Macron will win at least 75  percent of seats in the lower house of parliament. 
 
Macron who became the youngest head of state in modern French history a month ago is expected to have a second election triumph on Sunday. 
 
The LREM is a one-year-old party and as many as three quarters of lawmakers are political novices, which means the election results may change the structure of its parliament. 
 
Polls showed the conservative The Republicans, the biggest opposition group in French parliament, would only secure 16 percent of seats.
 
The Socialist Party could just have five percent of seats and the far-right National Front (FN) is seen with only between one and six seats.
 
Polling stations open at 8am on Sunday and close at 6pm in small and medium towns and at 8pm in Paris and other big cities. 
 
Official results will be released later.