The motion was backed by the center-right Republican Party and communist MPs, receiving 143 votes, whereas the necessary count for approval was 289 votes.
The Republicans and other opposition parties urged for the move in an attempt to force Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to give them a report on the case with Macron's ex-aide Benalla. Just a day before the voting Benalla claimed that he was ready to give explanations on his case to the comission during a parliamentary hearing.
The case drawn public attention, which led to two no-confidence motions concurrently brought against the government. The failed vote was initiated by The Republicans, while the vote on the second one, initiated by the French Communist Party, the Socialist Party and the left-wing Unbowed France (La France Insoumise) party, is yet to take place.