The political brief

French Senate vote: Macron's first electoral defeat?

Emmanuel Macron's ruling party suffers its first electoral setback as the conservative Les Républicans party comes out on top in the French Senate elections. Also, is democracy decided on the streets or not? That has been the question of the week here in France. Finally, we take a look at a major split on the far right: Marine Le Pen loses her political soulmate but promises a bright future for her National Front party.