PARIS (NEWSnet/AP) — A coalition on the left that came together unexpectedly prior to France’s snap elections won the most parliamentary seats in the vote, according to polling projections.

The surprise projections put President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance in second and the far right in third.

The lack of majority for any single alliance plunged France into political and economic uncertainty. Final results are not expected until late Sunday or early Monday.

Macron called for the election four weeks ago.

The president lost control of parliament, according to the projections. The far right increased the number of seats it holds in parliament, but fell far short of expectation.

France now faces the prospect of weeks of political machinations to determine who will be prime minister and lead its National Assembly. And Macron faces the prospect of leading the country alongside a prime minister opposed to most of his domestic policies.

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