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School of Politics and International Relations

Dr Rainbow Murray, Macron's majority


Emmanuel Macron’s win in the second round of France’s legislative election was no surprise with polls projecting strong showings for his La République En Marche (LREM) party. Of the 354 incumbents who sought re-election in the house of pariliament, 148 retained their seats—giving way to 429 new deputies. Dr Rainbow Murray said: “There’s huge turnover unlike any we’ve seen before. We saw that very clearly from the offset in the primary elections of the two big parties—the big names that everyone expected to win all got knocked out and then Macron, the outsider, was the one who won the election and then they gave him a parliamentary majority. What this suggests is that they want a break from the status quo—they’re sick of the same old faces.”
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