French President Emmanuel Macron has lost control of the National Assembly in legislative elections after major gains by a newly formed left-wing alliance and record wins by the far-right. The result, the AFP news agency reports, throws French politics into turmoil, raising the prospect of a paralysed legislature unless Macron is able to negotiate alliances with other parties. Macron also risks being distracted by domestic problems as he seeks to play a prominent role in putting an end to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and as a key statesman in the EU. To read more about this story, visit the Future Media website