June 1, 2017 / 5:51 PM / a year ago

Macron's party seen comfortably winning French parliamentary vote: poll

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron’s new party is likely to win an absolute majority in legislative elections next month, an opinion poll said on Thursday.

French President Emmanuel Macron stands aboard the rescue tow vessel, Abeille Bourdon, during a visit off the Atlantic Ocean waters of Lorient, France, June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane Mahehane Mahe

The Harris/LCP poll of just over 1,000 registered voters found Macron’s Republic on the Move party set to win 31 percent of votes in the first round of the National Assembly election on June 11.

The conservative Republicans and far-right National Front are both on 18 percent.

Reporting by John Irish Editing by Jeremy Gaunt

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