The Centrist Party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections.

Projections show la Republique en Marche and its modem ally set to win up to 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.

The final outcome will be decided at a run-off next round.

President Macron’s party was established just over a year ago and many candidates have little or no political experience.

With 97% of ballots counted, Macron’s Lrem and modem had won more than 32% of the vote.

The centre-right republicans had just under 16%, while the socialists, previously France’s ruling party, had won just 7.3%.
The far-right national front had 13.5%, followed by the far-left France unbowed on just under 11%.

Phase two of the macron master plan – actual reform – is the next challenge. And bigger.