After parliamentary elections: no apparent allies for Macron

The day after France’s President Emmanuel Macron suffered a heavy defeat in the parliamentary election, there was no sign of a viable majority. The only traditional party that could support Macron’s Ensemble alliance after losing its absolute majority would be the conservatives Les Republicains. However, their leader Christian Jacob said on Monday afternoon that “almost uniformly” within the party’s ranks, a coalition or cooperation agreement was rejected.

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