French election LIVE: Emmanuel Macron ‘beats Far-right’ – exit poll | World | News

A Left-wing alliance which unexpectedly came together ahead of the second round of voting is predicted to win the most seats in the Parliamentary elections in France.

Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance is likely to come second, while the far-Right National Rally, led by Marine Le Pen, is tipped to come third in a huge blow to the French President’s main rival.

French leftist leader Jean-Luc Melenchon called the projections an “immense relief for a majority of people in our country” and he demanded the resignation of the prime minister.

Mr Melenchon is the most prominent of the leftist leaders who unexpectedly came together ahead of the two-round elections.

The projections, if confirmed by official counts expected later on Sunday or early on Monday, plunge a pillar of the European Union and its second-largest economy into intense uncertainty, with no clarity about who might partner with Mr Macron as prime minister in governing France.

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