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Macron on the Path of Biggest Parliamentary Victory Since 1945

17 June 2017, 11:20 | Colleen Roy

The French president is welcomed by King Mohammed VI and his wife Princess Lala Salma

The French president is welcomed by King Mohammed VI and his wife Princess Lala Salma

Le Pen's defeat, as well as her poor performance in the presidential debate against Macron and an internal party controversy over whether to continue to defend a French exit from the euro, have demobilised FN voters during the legislative campaign.

Marc Rutte and Emmanuel Macron after their meeting.

For all that, the new President will have to address the question whether the patience of the voter is sorely tried as the turnout was a record low of just 49 per cent.

If confirmed, Macron's victory will also be a crushing rebuttal of the populist and protectionist politics that were expected to sweep Europe this year in the wake of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.

"Entrepreneur is the new France". Even if Macron might triumph in the presidential election, the commentariat claimed that without a strong party, he would have to form a majority with either the Socialist or Republican Party. The Republicans could look forward to forming a weak opposition to LREM in the National Assembly. Macron's opponents warn that such a majority in a country with deep political divisions is a threat to democracy.

Soon after taking office, Macron met trade union leaders and employers' representatives to initiate discussions vis-à-vis his plan to reform labor and employment codes, a campaign pledge that he intends to enact in the very near future.

French voters have shown that they were ready to push out their leaders and vote for radical candidates on the left and right. For decades, rigid labour laws have proved to be a major impediment to remedy the country's sluggish economy and high unemployment rates.

REM has fielded a mix of centrists and moderate left- and right-wingers drawn from France's established parties, as well as complete newcomers including a star mathematician and a former bullfighter.

He does, however, face the challenge of the much touted French 'Power of the Street' which his predecessors, François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, encountered each time they endeavored to introduce reforms. France's economic underperformance, especially when compared to Germany, is striking.

Some analysts believe their best hope is that voters might turn out in greater numbers on Sunday to try to stop REM securing too large a majority which mean nearly no opposition to Macron's agenda.

All bills have to pass through both houses of parliament, with the National Assembly having the final word over the Senate, now led by a conservative majority.

"For 30 years there were full of very experienced people, and we can not say it's a great success", said Moreau, a 40-year-old from the Creuse region in central France who has a good chance to win his race Sunday as a member of Macron's movement, The Republic on the Move!

The LREM's majority in parliament, therefore, becomes crucial to get the labor reforms passed in France, especially since they have a direct bearing on the Franco-German alliance, which is the cornerstone of the European Union project.

Speaking at the Viva Tech conference in Paris, France, Macron outlined how his government would slash complex regulation, make it easier for foreign talent to work, and support start-ups with money, in order to create world-leading companies.

AMIENS, France, June 15 (Reuters) - On a school gate in the French city of Amiens, a hand-written note details the results of last weekend's parliamentary elections.

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