“La Nupes comes first, it will be present in more than 500 constituencies in the second round”, he added alongside other leaders of the union of the left gathered in Paris.

“For the first time in the Fifth Republic, a newly elected president is unable to gather a majority in the legislative election that follows,” welcomed the Insoumis leader.

“I call on our people, in view of these results and the extraordinary opportunity it presents for our personal lives and for the destiny of the common homeland, to come out on Sunday next Sunday to definitively reject the disastrous plans of the majority of Mr. Macron”, he launched, citing in particular the retirement at 65 years old.

He said his “emotion in view of the result which is announced to us”, but warned that “the projections in seat at this hour make almost no sense”.

“It is this common banner that has brought together the electorates”, commented after him Julien Bayou, the boss of the environmentalist party EELV, member of the left alliance.

“I have the feeling that we have overturned the table, the left was supposed to be dead, we have thwarted all the predictions and we come first in this first round”, rejoiced for her part the deputy LFI Clémentine Autain on TF1.

According to the first estimates, the united left (25% to 26.2%) arrived in the first round of the legislative elections on Sunday, neck and neck with the camp of President Macron (25% to 25.8%), which is not guaranteed to retain an absolute majority in the National Assembly, against a backdrop of record abstention.