Macron's party set to win parliamentary vote in France

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France's prime minister has declared victory for President Emmanuel Macron's fledgling party in the French parliamentary election's first round, as projected results show his centrist bloc on course for a massive majority to push through his pro-business reforms.

"France is back," Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Sunday, as he said that voters had sent a "message without ambiguity" in the first round elections, for a parliament with a "new face".

The latest results, if confirmed, are another blow to the country's mainstream Socialist and conservative parties already reeling from Macron's election in May, which blew apart the left-right divide that has shaped French politics for the past century.

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