The Socialists of President Francois Hollande have won an absolute majority in the National Assembly after round two of parliamentary elections.
The result means that Hollande goes into talks on the future of the euro zone in a strong position with the Socialists holding the presidency, the Senate, most regional administrations and now the National Assembly.
The National Front, the anti-immigration anti-EU party, won three seats-the first time in 24 years the party has had representatives in the assembly.
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