Early results point to a landslide win for French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist Republique en Marche party in the first round of voting for the country’s parliamentary election. Macron’s party had claimed 32.3 percent of the vote and looked set to win 445 seats in the 557-seat National Assembly, according to official results released Monday. The center-right Republicans came in second place with about 16 percent of the vote, while the far-right National Front, led by Marine Le Pen, got just over 13 percent. Turnout was low on Sunday, with just 49 percent of eligible voters heading to the polls. The French will vote again next Sunday in a runoff to choose between the top two finishers. Macron was elected president just last month, defeating Le Pen in a runoff vote.
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