Macron’s party ahead
PARIS: Bastions are crumbling and loyalties shifting in the run-up to France’s parliamentary elections.
Emmanuel Macron, fresh from becoming the youngest French leader since Napoleon, now looks set to redraw the political map with a party he only formed a year ago.
The ballots take place on June 11 and 18 and opinion polls predict Macron’s centrist Republic On the Move party will comfortably win the majority that will be crucial to his ability to push through his ambitious reform agenda.
Such an outcome appeared uncertain before Macron’s presidential victory a month ago. Reuters