Of the 577 seats, 39% are held by women and 75% by deputies who were not in the parliament of 2012 -- both records. The Socialist Party was nearly wiped out and the Republicans left severely weakened.
- Tangible measures such as increasing the number of visas for researchers will draw broad support.
- Macron’s start-up vision is at odds with France’s labour market protections, which workers will not relinquish easily.
- Popular protest against labour reforms remains a possibility, but dialogue with the unions may stand a better chance this time.