In legislative parliamentary elections, French President Emmanuel Macron lost his legislative majority on Monday.

Interim results show that Macron’s coalition (ENS) won 245 of the 577 seats in the National Assembly, the French Interior Ministry announced Monday morning after the vote count ended.

He fell short of 289 seats to get an absolute majority.


Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said in a televised statement: “This situation constitutes a risk for our country, given the challenges that we have to confront.” She also stated, “We will work from tomorrow to build a working majority.”

Macron, 44, is now at risk of domestic troubles as he seeks to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and play a key role as an important figure in the European Union.
The last time a newly elected president failed to win a clear majority in France was in the 1988 parliamentary elections.