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Poll ratifies ruling party advantage in French legislative elections

Paris, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Juntos coalition, headed by the ruling party La Republique En Marche (LREM), would win the legislative elections in France, although with no guarantee of keeping the absolute majority in the National Assembly, a poll shows on Thursday.

Although the Ipsos-Sopra Steria poll projects an advantage over the left-wing New People’s Ecologist and Social Union (NUPES) bloc in first round on June 12, the ruling party would dominate runoff, scheduled a week later, between 260 and 300 legislators, of 77 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.

According to the research, the alliance of Insoumise, Ecologists, Socialists and Communists would obtain 28 percent of the votes, against 27 percent for Juntos, but at the end of the parliamentary elections, it would have from 175 to 215 seats in the Assembly, the body that has the last word in the legislative sphere in France.

LREM, the Democratic Movement and Horizons seek at least 289 legislators at the Palais de Bourbon, to clear the way for reelected President Emmanuel Macron in his second five-year term in office, while the NUPES tries to curb its policies with the control of the lower house.

The poll conducted for Radio France and France Television shows in third place the conservative party The Republicans, allied with the Union of Democrats and Independents, between 35 and 55 seats.

For its part, the far-right National Rally and its leader Marine Le Pen would win between 20 and 60 seats.


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