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France begins voting in second round of parliamentary election

France begins voting in second round of parliamentary election
French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with people as he leaves his home in Le Touquet. Photo: Reuters
Published: 2:15 PM, June 18, 2017

PARIS - Voting stations opened in France on Sunday for the second round of parliamentary elections, with opinion polls indicating President Emmanuel Macron's centrist Republic on the Move party likely to win a massive majority in the lower house.

Turnout could fall to a record low, in a sign of voter fatigue after seven months of roller-coaster campaigning and voting, and of disillusionment with politics that could complicate Macron's reform drive. REUTERS