Sunday, June 10, 2007 France votes for parliamentary polls France votes for parliamentary polls: "President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives were expected to dominate parliamentary elections on Sunday as French voters cast ballots in a vote pivotal to his reform plans. Polls have shown the opposition Socialists could hope mostly to limit the damage, and the main question was how big the conservative majority in the National Assembly would be.

Sunday's balloting is the first round. In France's complex electoral calculus, only candidates who win a majority of votes on Sunday land a seat immediately. In races with no majority winner, any candidate who gets more than 12.5 per cent will qualify for the runoff on June 17."

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