France's fledgling political party 'La République en Marche' has recorded another dramatic victory - this time in the second and final round of parliamentary elections. According to projected results, LREM wins 361 seats.
France's conservative Republicans have consolidated their majority and even won a few more seats in this year's Senate elections, according to preliminary results. Macron's En Marche! has reportedly only come in third.
World leaders, including Emmanuel Macron of France, have congratulated Chancellor Angela Merkel on her election win. But the AfD's entry into parliament was also lauded by Europe's far-right leaders.
Four months after French President Emmanuel Macron was elected, workers have held a day of protests against changes to strict labor laws. The hard-left CGT union has called for workers to stage walkouts.
French PM Edouard Philippe has revealed details of a major investment plan aimed at bolstering his country's languid economy. It foresees spending billions on education, digitization and the environment, among others.
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