‘We Got One Third of One Half’: Results of the First Round of France’s Parliamentary Elections
It is not as much the victory of Macron's party or even his personal victory, as collapse of others. First, this is collapse of traditional parties, especially the socialists who have been in power over the past five years. The party has in fact disintegrated into pitiful remnants. Macron’s fledgling party, which emerged a year ago as a political movement, will have the vast majority of 400 seats. Nobody believed this, but now facts have confirmed it.