Much of France is in the hands of the center-right. However, in terms of political symbolism, the victor at these elections was undoubtedly the Greens.
It’s far too early to say! Don’t forget that in 2015, two years before the last presidential election, Mr Macron was a relatively unknown economy minister who hadn’t even launched his political party, En Marche!. So much can happen between now and 2022, and surprises no doubt lurk behind some corners. What is nonetheless worth noting is that voting in local elections in France, where mayors are respected figures, does not automatically translate into voting at national level. The Green vote, which is centred on young educated people in metropolitan areas, is a good example. Much of France outside the big cities is dependent on cars, and people aren’t clamouring for more bicycle lanes.