In France, President Emmanuel Macron's party Republique en Marche, has topped the first round of voting in parliamentary elections.

With ninety seven percent of ballots counted, Macron's party and its ally MoDem have won more than thirty two percent of vote.

The centre-right Republicans have under sixteen percent while the previous ruling party, the Socialists, have won just 7.3 percent of vote.

Projections show La Republique en Marche and its ally MoDem as set to win up to 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly, after second round.

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