Macron’s party ahead

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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

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