The Economist - Expats voted in droves for Emmanuel Macron’s party

FRENCH nationals living abroad went to the polls a week earlier than their compatriots at home in the first round of legislative elections. On June 3rd and 4th around 1.3m registered expat voters were called to the polls in 717 lycées and consulates across the world. Voter turnout was low, at only 19.1%. But support for La République En Marche! (LRM), the freshly formed party of Emmanuel Macron, France’s new president, was sky-high. LRM won ten of the 11 constituencies abroad.


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