Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally party has secured the first round of France’s parliamentary elections, with 34 per cent of voters, exit polls show. 

France’s high-stakes legislative elections propelled the National Rally to a strong lead in the first-round vote on Sunday, dealing another slap to President Emmanuel Macron.

The New Popular Front – a newly created far-left coalition – has taken 28.1 per cent and Emmanuel Macron’s centrist Renaissance party has taken 20.3 per cent.

Candidates who win more than 12.5 per cent of the vote will go through to the second round of voting on July 7 – which will determine the final make-up of France’s next National Assembly.

The projections indicated that Mr Macron’s decision to call voters back to the polls for the second time in three weeks appeared to have backfired.

A poster with French writing on it and the pictures of a woman and a man smiling.

Marine Le Pen and Jordan Bardella have positioned the Rassemblement National party as a major opposition force in France.(ABC News: Riley Stuart)

He called the snap poll after his party lost out to Ms Le Pen’s National Rally in the European Parliamentary elections last month. 

French polling agencies said Mr Macron’s grouping of centrist parties could finish a distant third in the first-round ballot. 

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