Macron’s bloc falls short of absolute majority, leftist coalition second, large gains for far right

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Emmanuel Macron lost his absolute majority in France's lower-house National Assembly as French legislative elections concluded on Sunday, the country's fourth Election Day in two months after last week's first round and April's presidential election. FRANCE 24 had the night's key results as they rolled in, reporting from our correspondents at campaign headquarters with analysis on what it all means right here in our Election Night live blog.

  • French voters have cast their votes to fill the 577-seat National Assembly, the French parliament’s lower-house chamber and shorn President Emmanuel Macron of his absolute majority in the lower-house chamber.

  • The latest estimates from pollster Ipsos-Sopra Steria show Macron’s centre-right alliance Together on track to win 234 seats, the pan-leftist NUPES coalition 141, the far-right National Rally 90 seats, and the conservative Les Républicains and its allies 75 seats.

  • The new balance of power will see Macron's centre right pressed to seek out what Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne called a "working majority" from Monday morning.

  • Each of the other major forces in parliament can more or less boast of a good night at the ballot box: The left's coalition gamble sets it up as the next legislature's largest opposition bloc, the far right is on track for upwards of 10 times more seats than it held in the last legislature and the embattled conservatives find their support coveted by Macron's centre right going forward.

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