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The PS will have 314 MPs in the assembly, well ahead of the 289 needed for a majority and it will not need to rely upon an alliance with parties such as the Greens or far left.
But back with last night's results and the biggest challenge for Francois Hollande, the new French president, must surely be how to satisfy the electorate that has handed him power.
Being the first socialist government since the days of Mitterand, it is also the first time there is a socialist president and socialist majority within the Senate and Assembly.
This could seem an open door for socialist reforms, however what manoeuvring the PS are able to do is yet to be seen, within the tight margins of the euro crisis, pension reforms, escalating material and food costs and reforming the bastions of finance.
Within the first couple of weeks of his presidency, Hollande has begun to fulfil his manifesto promises.
For example, bringing back the retirement age to 60, yet this will only apply to roughly 100,000 people, being mainly those who have more than 40 years of contributions having begun work at 17 or 18 years old. As well as bringing in the 30% wage reduction of Hollande's 34 government ministers.
PS leader, Martine Aubry, at the party's press conference said that these results reinforce the demand for change that the people have asked for. She thanked the smaller parties, the Greens and far left for their support with tactical voting to 'faire un barrage'.
The National Assembly will be very different now, Martine Aubrey said, there are new numbers of women and young people representing the country and this is progress.
Then there was sympathy for those not elected especially Ségolène Royale, it is hard for those who support her, she said, but Ségolène Royale will continue to carry out her public roles.
She also said that the party had heard the problems and issues in Hénin-Beaumont, where the Front National president Marine Le Pen came close to beating the Socialist candidate.
But in Carpentras in the south of France, Marine Le Pen's niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, becomes the country's youngest ever MP at the age of just 22, while lawyer Gilbert Collard who won in the Gard will ensure there are two representatives of the Front National in parliament.