Macron's rivals are not happy about losing their seats and influence in the French parliament.
Polls predict a landslide victory for French President Emmanuel Macron in the parliamentary elections.
Macron's fledgling party doesn't want to seem part of the establishment—but it will need support from traditional parties' voters to wield power.
Emmanuel Macron received 89.3 percent of votes from French people living abroad and Marine Le Pen received 10.7 percent.
Populist politics are likely to remain in the mainstream despite Le Pen's defeat, the third blow in six months to Europe's far right.
Emmanuel Macron, Always Dreaming and Kate McKinnon make today's Jolt.
Despite the palpable relief at the result in Brussels, Macron's margin victory was in fact uncomfortably small.
The fight is only just beginning for France's new president.
Marine Le Pen has a mountain to climb going into the final hours of her presidential race against Emmanuel Macron.
The independent candidate is predicted to win 62 percent of the votes on Sunday.
But the survey found that neither the Front National nor En Marche ! would win an absolute majority in Parliament.
Macron said Le Pen was a "high priestess of fear" who would start a civil war, while Le Pen said her rival was a "darling of the elite."
The Republican candidate was favorite to win the vote before allegations of a financial scandal involving his wife.
The French far-right leader's extreme Euroskepticism would pose an existential threat to the bloc.
Le Pen said she and Nicolas Dupont-Aignan shared a "common project that we will promote together."
Marine Le Pen faces a huge uphill battle to defeat Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the French election.
Expatriates in seven African countries overwhelmingly backed centrist newcomer Macron, while the far-right Le Pen fared badly.
Here's what to make of the results from one of Europe's most exciting contests, as it heads into its second round on May 7.
The election now heads into its second round, set for May 7.
With two anti-globalization candidates whose policies could break up the EU among the four front-runners, the vote is of major significance to the international political status quo.