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A New French Revolution - Major Political Changes Seen Coming

If Emmanuel Macron's victory at the polls, his ascension to the presidency of France at the age of 39 and his representation of a political party less than one-year-old, were not enough to usher in a new era of change in France, then the looming possibility that his young political party could attain a landslide victory in elections for the National Assembly, would clearly affirm a new French political revolution of 2017.

Macron, who defeated all the candidates of traditional parties at last month's presidential elections, on his way to becoming the youngest leader of the Fifth Republic of France, accomplished the feat under the umbrella of a political party he had formed just a year earlier. His presidency as the candidate for La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) party, has already changed the political landscape in France since the traditional conservative, socialist, left wing and right wing parties, have failed to win the top executive spot.

Yesterday, French voters, in a low-48.7 percent turn-out, compared to 57.2 percent in 2012, went to the polls to vote in parliamentary elections for the National Assembly. According to the BBC-News, projections in the first round of voting show that Macron's party and its ally, MoDem, are set to win up to 445 seats in the 577-seat parliament. If this projection holds true through to the final round of voting next Sunday, June 18, a political revolution would have been affirmed in France.

While the traditional political parties in France are now asking voters to support rivals of Macron's party in order to avoid Macron attaining a monopoly on power, the French electorate appear willing to try new faces and policies that seem able to address the issues of today's France including a 10 percent unemployment, low economic growth, extremism and an ailing labor market.

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