French legislative elections: Leftists in the lead

French legislative elections: Leftists in the lead


The French legislative elections have begun. Exit polls for the first round yesterday, 10 June, indicate that Francois Hollande’s Socialist Party may win the largest number of seats in parliament.

On 17 June, after the second round, Hollande will know whether he has an absolute majority or whether he will need to cooperate with allies in parliament.

According to pollster Ipsos, the Socialist Party as well as its allies, the Greens and Left Front, acquired 46.9% of the popular vo...


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