French President emmanuel macron’s La Republique en Marche party managed to get the majority seats in the National Assembly. Macron’s La Republique and its ally MoDem garnered around 355 seats out of a total of 577 seats in the National Assembly.

Mainstream parties were swept off

Macron was a newcomer to party politics when he formed LREM. 16 months ago, his LREM movement was non-existent. He formed the party when he had no political experience. The parliamentary majority will enable Macron to implement plans to alter French labor law and refurbish benefits and unemployment benefits.

There was a low turn-out in the second round, with a record of around 43%. All the mainstream parties were swept off. The Socialist Party, PS, was the biggest loser, having lost 200 of its seats. The part only managed to garner a paltry number of 34 seats. Socialist party leader Jean-Claude Cambadelis immediately declared his retirement from the party post.

According to BBC, the far-right Front National won only eight seats, but it had projected on 15.The FN leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in the National Assembly, for the first time, after four unsuccessful attempts. FN is far from reaching the 15-seat threshold of forming a parliamentary group.

Newcomers get elected

Reports by the Guardian indicate that Le Pen was criticized for failing to capitalize on the 10.6 Million votes she got in the Presidential elections.

Ms. Le Pen, a former Presidential contender, said that: “President Macron may have won the majority of parliamentary seats, but he ought to know that his ideas are not the majority in the country and that the French will not back a project that weakens our state.”

According to the Guardian, Macron’s new Centrist Party consists of half-unknown candidates.

Most of the candidates were professionals drawn from the fields of business, academia, and local activism. Nearly three-quarters of those elected to parliament won for the first time. 233 women, a representation of 38.65%, got elected.

The French leader is expected to capitalize on this win to implement the promises he made during his campaigns.

Some of the pledges he made include: Reducing the number of public servants by 120,000, remodeling the labor market and budget savings of $65bn in the following 5 years.

The interim leader of LREM, Catherine Barbaroux, said that the party could now start delivering its services geared towards changing France. She said that: “Far from positions, our members of parliament, through their numerous skills, will vote for laws to unravel our economy, free up our energies, generate new solidarity and shield the French.