MACRON COMPLETES ELECTORAL GRAND SLAM AMID RECORD-LOW TURNOUT

IT ALSO HIGHLIGHTED THE IMBALANCE INHERENT TO FRANCE'S ELECTORAL SYSTEM, IN WHICH LEGISLATIVE POLLS TEND TO BE SEEN AS A SIDESHOW TO THE ALL-IMPORTANT PRESIDENTIAL BOUT.

AMONG THE SURVIVORS FROM LEFT AND RIGHT, SEVERAL HAVE ALREADY PLEDGED TO SUPPORT THE PRESIDENTIAL MAJORITY .

Among the survivors from left and right, several have already pledged to support the "presidential majority".
Last week saw the first-round exits of party boss Jean-Christophe Cambadelis and presidential candidate Benoit Hamon.
But voters have given him - and the rest of France's scattered opposition forces - precious few tools to challenge the new president and his huge majority.

French President Emmanuel Macron wrapped up his extraordinary string of electoral victories on Sunday as his fledgling new party picked up a large majority of seats in legislative polls marred by the lowest turnout on...

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