Leftist alliance 'ready to govern' after trouncing Macron's ruling party

France's snap legislative elections on Sunday showed the leftist New Popular Front leading both Macron's ruling party and the right-wing National Rally but falling short of an absolute majority, according to Ipsos Talan projections. One of the coalition's leaders, Jean-Luc Mélenchon of the far-left France Unbowed party, urged Macron to invite them to form a government, saying the alliance “is ready to govern". Read our liveblog to see how all the day's events unfolded.

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