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Focus shifts to parliamentary French elections in June

Monday, May 8, 2017 8:50 AM GMT

Independent Emmanuel Macron defeated the Front National’s Marine Le Pen with 66.1% of the vote against 33.9%. Recording below 40% was a clear disappointment for the Front National and after admitting defeat, Le Pen announced for a deep makeover of the party. However, second round participation at 74.6% was the lowest since 1969, signifying extensive voter disappointment and Macron’s first test will be to reunite the politically divided country over his presidency.

The following this election procedure, we will see parliamentary elections for the National Assembly to be held from 11-18 of June under a two-round voting system as in the presidential election. The National Assembly is the leading lawmaking body and has the authority to take down the government in a no-confidence vote. The market and French people as well, anticipate Macron’s campaign promises like reducing government spending, decreasing the tax rates and restructuring the labor market to make it more elastic. His determination will be the catalyst whether or not he can keep his momentum against Le Pen

Stock markets across Europe fell today, with shares in Paris correcting from a nine-year high. Which proved markets preferred Emmanuel Macron to succeed. Societe Generale SA GLE, is down and facing its first loss in five sessions, as well BNP Paribas SA BNP is pulling back.

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