Macron’s Party Wins First Round of French Legislative Vote With 28.21%
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - French President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (La Republique En Marche, REM) party wins the first round of the French parliamentary election with 28.21 percent of votes, the state’s Interior Ministry said Monday, after all ballots have been processed.
The total of 28.21 percent of French throughout the country voted in favor of Macron's party, whereas the biggest opposition party, The Republicans, received 15.77 percent of votes and was followed by Marine Le Pen's National Front with 13.2 percent of popular support, the ministry’s data showed, Sputnik reported.
According to the ministry, left-wing Unsubmissive France (La France Insoumise) and Socialist Party got 11.02 and 7.44 percent of votes, respectively.
France held the first round of the legislative election Sunday. French citizens were electing 577 lawmakers to the country's National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, out of more than 7,800 candidates.