France’s Macron Lost Grip on Parliament Amid Russian Squeeze on Energy Prices

PARIS—The loss of French President Emmanuel Macron’s parliamentary majority is an early sign of how Russia’s squeeze on European energy prices is raising the economic and political stakes for European leaders as the invasion of Ukraine becomes a war of attrition.

Mr. Macron’s party lost dozens of seats in the National Assembly to candidates backed by far-left firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon and far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Both politicians seized on record-level inflation to portray Mr. Macron as a leader who paid more attention to his role on the diplomatic stage, dealing with the war in Ukraine, than to voters struggling to make ends meet.