June 11, 2017 / 7:33 PM / a year ago

'France is back,' says French prime minister

PARIS (Reuters) - The strong performance by President Emmanuel Macron’s party in Sunday’s first round of parliamentary elections shows the French support his first steps on the world stage and domestically, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe attends a news conference to unveil the government's labour reforms, in Paris, France, June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

“France is back,” he said on French TV. “Next Sunday, the National Assembly will embody the new face of our Republic.”

Reporting by Michel Rose and Ingrid Melander; editing by Richard Lough

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