French President Emmanuel Macron has appealed for support ahead of this month's parliamentary elections, as his ruling coalition faces the possibility of losing a majority amid public dissatisfaction over soaring prices.
Candidates are vying for 577 seats in the lower-house National Assembly. The first round of voting will be held on Sunday, following the presidential election in April.
The far-right party led by Marine Le Pen, Macron's rival in the presidential run-off, and a coalition of mainly far-left parties are gaining ground with their proposed measures against soaring prices that have been fueled by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Macron spoke at a rally in southern France on Thursday.
He called for a strong and clear majority for his bloc to implement his policies, saying the proposals by those he called "extremists" would add "a French disorder on top of a world disorder."
The Macron administration has come up with a series of measures in the face of price hikes, including an aid program for people who are struggling to buy food, and a pension increase.
But the latest polls show the president's camp could fail to win a majority in the parliament, where his coalition currently retains 60 percent of the seats.
The elections will be held on June 12. Run-off elections will be held on June 19 in the constituencies where no candidates have won a majority.