In news from France, President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party has lost its absolute majority in France’s Parliament in a major setback for Macron. Macron’s coalition won a total of 245 seats in Sunday’s election. A left-wing coalition led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon won 131 seats, while Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally party won 89 seats. On Sunday, Mélenchon praised the results of the election.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon: “It’s a totally unexpected situation, absolutely unprecedented. It’s the total defeat of the president’s party, and there is no majority. We have achieved the political objective we gave ourselves: in under a month to bring down the man who, with such arrogance, twisted the arm of the whole country to get elected without us knowing what he was going to do when he was.”