Richard Ferrand

The president of the French National Assembly, Richard Ferrand, a pillar of President Emmanuel Macron’s party, this Sunday acknowledged his defeat in the legislative elections, knife to the candidate of the left-wing alliance NUPES.

“I have just learned the results that indicate that the male and female voters of the 6th constituency of Finisterre [oeste] chose to elect my competitor”, the Speaker of Parliament told the media in a short statement.

The parliamentary head of the deputies of the presidential group, Christophe Castaner, was also in a difficult situation.

This could also be the case for several other ministers, including Clément Beaune (Europe) or Amélie de Montchalin (Ecological transition), engaged in close duels facing the left in the Paris region.

On the contrary, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne won her duel in Normandy.

French President Emmanuel Macron lost his absolute majority in parliament today, indicate the first projections that also indicate a strong rise of the far right.

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