How to watch the French election like a pro: the sequel – POLITICO


France is holding the second round of its parliamentary election on Sunday, with new President Emmanuel Macron’s party poised to win an overwhelming majority in the National Assembly.

Macron’s centrist La République En Marche (LRM) party along with its junior partner, Modem, could claim up to 460 seats in the 577-member lower house of parliament, according to projections based on the first round of voting a week ago.

Here is POLITICO’s guide to all you need to know about the vote.

Who’s voting and what are they voting for?

Around 47 million voters are eligible to cast a ballot in the election. They are choosing members of the National Assembly to serve a five-year term.

Polling stations open at 8 a.m. local time. Many will close at 6 p.m. but those in big cities stay open until 8 p.m. Some French expats and voters in French regions and…



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