Macron Party Leading the Way in Parliamentary Polls

French President Emmanuel Macron’s party is expected to win the most votes in the first round of June’s parliamentary election, a poll showed on Tuesday which reinforced the similar pattern of previous surveys this week.

The Ipsos/Sopra Steria poll for France Television and France Radio said Macron’s start-up Republic on the Move (LREM) party and its MoDem partner would get 29.5 percent of votes in the first round of the lower house parliamentary election.

The conservative Republicans and their partners in the UDI party were expected to get 22 percent, while the far-right National Front (FN) was seen in third on 18 percent.

Reuters

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.