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Macron encourages untested parliamentary candidates

© Lionel Bonaventure, AFP (archives) | France's President-elect Emmanuel Macron on the night of the presidential election, May 7, 2017.

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2017-05-14

Candidates running under the banner of France's President-elect Emmanuel Macron gathered Saturday in Paris for a training workshop ahead of crucial parliamentary elections in June.

His Republic on the Move movement announced an initial list of 428 candidates for the 577 seats of France's lower house of parliament.

Many are newcomers in politics. The average age of the candidates is 46, compared to 60 for the outgoing assembly. Half are women and half are men.

Only 24 are lawmakers running for reelection, all Socialists.

Macron, a centrist with pro-business, pro-European views, won France's presidential election on May 7. He is now trying to get a majority at the National Assembly to implement his project.

(AP)
 

Date created : 2017-05-13

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