Most of French voters favor Macron's legislative candidates: survey

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-12 18:25:10|Editor: xuxin
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PARIS, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Three quarters of French voters said they were satisfied with President-elect Emmanuel Macron's list of candidates for the two-round parliamentary elections scheduled for June 11-18, a poll showed on Friday.

A Harris Interactive survey from RMC radio and Atlantico found that three out of four respondents appreciated the profiles of the party's contenders in the battle for legislative seats.

On Wednesday, the "Republic On the Move" founded by Macron in April 2016, announced a list included 428 definite names, with 214 female candidates, said Richard Ferrand, the movement's secretary general.

Yet, 52 percent of the candidates have no previous parliamentary experience.

In addition to the newcomers in politics, Macron's party wishes to lure candidates from the mainstream parties in a bid to score a large majority out of 577 seats in the National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament.

Centrist "Republic On the Move" party currently has no representative in the assembly.

Macron won France's presidential elections on May 7 with 65 percent of the run-off vote, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. He will take over power on Sunday from Socialist President Francois Hollande at a ceremony at the Elysee Palace.

Ferrand said on Monday that Macron had resigned from the presidency of the party.