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French armed forces minister Goulard quits as probe overshadows her party

French armed forces minister Goulard quits as probe overshadows her party

But analysts say that coming shortly after a rollercoaster presidential contest, it is less a reflection of brewing hostility towards Macron than the manifestation of a benevolent wait-and-see attitude towards a man who promises to overhaul the country's ossified political system and reinvigorate its economy.

A RECORD number of women have been voted into the French parliament after president Emmanuel Macron's victorious La Republique En Marche! party fielded a gender-balanced list.

Former Socialist prime minister Manuel Valls narrowly retained his seat after a dogfight with a hard-left candidate in the Paris suburbs who demanded a recount amid noisy protests.

She said she no longer wants to serve in the government as Macron reshuffles the Cabinet after winning a parliamentary majority Sunday. "By their votes, the French people have, in their large majority, preferred hope over anger, optimism over pessimism, confidence over retreat".

While some feel the low turnout in the parliamentary elections does not bode well for the president, others are confident this will not come in the way of governance and reforms.

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Some firefighters returned to the scene of the blaze in North Kensington for the event and were seen sobbing alongside the residents.

Les Republicains and its allies are on track to secure around 125 seats, well down on the 200 it held in the previous parliament, but higher than earlier polls had suggested.

The National Front won 8.75 percent of the votes nationwide, which is more than the Socialists and Melenchon's far-left party, yet it has less seats.

France's new centrist president and his Republic on the Move party are seeing a resounding victory. They started arriving at the National Assembly on Monday to learn their way around before the first session of parliament next week. Some of them previously had local political experience, but many are newcomers to politics.

The former ruling Socialists fell down to an all-time low of 29 seats, losing 287 seats. The left's defeat is unavoidable.

"The collapse of the Socialist Party is beyond doubt". The right is facing real failure. Overall France is charting a positive political path even as the Anglo-Saxon world looks for comfort in nostalgia-driven populist politics.

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The far-right National Front party of Macron's rival in the elections, Marine le Pen, has likely won fewer than 10 seats in parliament, including one for le Pen herself.

Three pollsters projected turnout to be at 42-43 percent at the close of polling, a record low in the post-war Fifth Republic.

"Abstention has broken new records, and mistrust of the republic has reached a peak", Le Pen said.

"After the reforms, which we expect Macron to implement, France could turn into the strongest of all major economies in Europe in the next decade, outclassing a Germany that is resting on its laurels and a United Kingdom that (through Brexit) is impairing its long-term growth prospects", said Holger Schmieding, chief economist at German bank Berenberg.

Members of the new National Assembly will be almost six years younger on average.

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