Many voters in Sunday's poll opted for far-right or far-left candidates, denying President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance a straight majority.
Macron’s government will still have the ability to rule, but only by bargaining with legislators.
French President Emmanuel Macron denounced the “barbarism” of the attacks that devastated the town of Irpin.
Sunday's projection show Macron’s party and allies could have trouble getting more than half the seats at the Assembly this time around.
Citizens and trade unions across the continent are taking to the streets for marches commemorating the labor movement and pushing for peace.
One of the headlines from the presidential election in France is that the far-right has come out of the cold and gone mainstream.
The second five-year term for the 44-year-old centrist spared France and Europe from the seismic upheaval of having firebrand populist Marine Le Pen at the helm.
Macron is in pole position to win reelection Sunday in France's presidential runoff -- but the reported margin over his nationalist rival has a large room for error.
The Ukrainian president said he has invited U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron to see the violence firsthand.
Macron and Le Pen faced off five years ago, but opinion polls show the leader of the National Rally is much closer this time to a potential win.