Sunday’s nationwide ballot was a disaster for the French President, with exit polls revealing the conservative Republicans party as the winners. National, Mr Macron’s La République En Marche received less than 10 percent of the vote. The regional elections were also humiliating for eurosceptic Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Rally, who also failed to make any significant breakthroughs.
The vote is seen as a key indicator of how both Mr Macron and Me Le Pen might do in next year’s French presidential election.
In an election marred by a record low turnout of around 35 percent, French voters offered their support to centre-right and socialist politicians.
Their parties had previously been decimated at the national level by Mr Macron and his party in the 2017 presidential and legislative elections.