France's Macron wins strong parliamentary majority

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France's Macron wins strong parliamentary majority

French President Emmanuel Macron's party and its allies have secured a powerful mandate after winning a commanding majority in the country's parliamentary election, according to official results.

With 97 per cent of votes counted in Sunday's poll, Macron's year-old La Republique en Marche (The Republic on the Move, LREM) gained 285 seats in the 577-member National Assembly.

Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Paris.

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