Black lawmaker Carlos Martens, who is from a Congolese background, was addressing the Chamber when the incident happened.
A weakened French president looks to a limited cabinet reshuffle to regain the initiative after losing absolute majority in parliament.
France risks prolonged political deadlock as opposition parties brush off President Emmanuel Macron's call for "compromises" to keep France governable after an indecisive parliamentary election.
French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out any attempt to create a "government of national unity," saying that political forces need to "collectively" learn how to govern differently.
Having failed to secure an overall majority in the National Assembly, the French president is striving to shun a possible political deadlock in the way of his second-term reform plans.
French President Emmanuel Macron will have to battle for his promised reforms after far-left and far-right rivals log historic gains.
French voters head to the polls in the final round of key parliamentary elections that will decide how much leg room President Emmanuel Macron’s party will be given to implement his domestic agenda.
‘Clothes maketh the man,’ says the English adage, but it is women’s garb that continues to obsess French politicians — and not for any sartorial reasons.
Centrist politician Borne succeeds Jean Castex as France's prime minister, becoming the second woman to hold the post in the country.
Emmanuel Macron was sworn in for his second term as France's president promising to act with "respect" and "consideration."
French President Emmanuel Macron is set to begin efforts to unite a deeply divided nation after winning re-election in a battle against rival Marine Le Pen that saw the far right come its closest yet to taking power.
Emmanuel Macron is hoping to become the first French leader since Jacques Chirac in 2002 to win a second term in the final round of the presidential election.
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