French Greens make gains as Macron’s party falters in local polls

President Macron’s party faces a setback but it is a good night for the Greens after local elections in France.

The Greens appear to have made major gains in France’s local elections, while President Emmanuel Macron’s party has struggled.

It is the second round of polls for mayors and municipal councillors, which was delayed because of the coronavirus lockdown.

The election is seen by many as a test of Macron’s reforms and his handling of the outbreak.

Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Paris.