VIDEO: Political leaders react to French parliamentary election results

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Results of Sunday’s legislative elections have robbed President Emmanuel Macron of his absolute majority after gains by a newly formed leftist bloc and unexpected wins by the far right. Find party leaders’ reactions below.

  • Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right Rassemblement National: "The people have decided to place a powerful parliamentary group from the Rassemblement National inside the assembly."

  • Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of leftwing coalition NUPES: "(It is) a totally unexpected situation. The rout of the presidential party is complete and no clear majority is in sight."

  • Christian Jacob, head of the conservative Les Républicains: "We will remain in opposition to Macron."

  • Elisabeth Borne, prime minister: "We will work as from tomorrow to building up a majority for action."

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