|Projections after the first round of France's parliamentary elections suggest President Nicolas Sarkozy's party is heading for a landslide. |
Although most seats will not be decided until next week's second round, polling firms said Mr Sarkozy's UMP party would win at least 383 of the 577 seats.
Analysts say a big majority would allow the new president to press ahead with his sweeping economic reforms.
What sort of reforms?
|Mr Sarkozy has said he will hold a special session of parliament in July to initiate his first set of political reforms, which include tougher immigration rules and more freedom for universities. |
A new finance bill will mean that overtime earnings are no longer taxed, inheritance tax is abolished for most people and overall individual taxation is capped at 50%.
A sad moment for the GOP when France gets a leader while we are stuck with well...idiots.