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Can Macron carry his upstart political movement into parliament? Sunday's elections in France will tell.

Can Macron carry his upstart political movement into parliament? Sunday's elections in France will tell.

France goes to the polls again Sunday for a vote expected to give the country’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, substantial backing to push through his reformist program.

Analysts predict the French leader will win an outright majority in the country’s National Assembly despite the fact that he heads a newly formed party, established only a month ago, that is fielding an army of amateur politicians.

Having smashed the traditional party system to win the bitterly contested presidential battle four weeks ago, Macron, relatively new to politics himself, is hoping to consolidate his leadership triumph with a sympathetic parliament.

He seems almost certain to pull it off....

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