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Macron’s alliance predicted to win most votes, parliamentary majority uncertain

France's President Emmanuel Macron waits for his Senegalese counterpart on the doorsteps of the at the Elysee presidential palace before their meeting in Paris on June 10, 2022. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)
France's President Emmanuel Macron waits for his Senegalese counterpart on the doorsteps of the at the Elysee presidential palace before their meeting in Paris on June 10, 2022. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)

French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance is on track to win the largest number of seats in parliament after the first round of voting today, projections from polling firms show, though it remains unclear if it will obtain a majority.

His Ensemble (Together) alliance is projected by three firms to win between 260 and 310 seats in the second round of voting on June 19, with a new leftwing coalition finishing second, for a projected 150 to 220 seats.

Macron would need to secure at least 289 seats to have a majority for pushing through legislation during his second five-year term.

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