France begins voting in second round of parliamentary election

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Posted: Jun 18, 2017 2:09 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - Voting stations opened in France on Sunday for the second round of parliamentary elections, with opinion polls indicating President Emmanuel Macron's centrist Republic on the Move party likely to win a massive majority in the lower house.

Turnout could fall to a record low, in a sign of voter fatigue after seven months of roller-coaster campaigning and voting, and of disillusionment with politics that could complicate Macron's reform drive.

(Reporting by Maya Nikolaeva; editing by Andrew Roche)