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Macron’s office says he’ll ‘wait’ to make decisions on a new government

23:18, Sunday, 07 July, 2024
Macron’s office says he’ll ‘wait’ to make decisions on a new government

Here’s the first comment from Macron. His office says he’s going to “wait” to make decisions on a new government.

The National Assembly is scheduled to gather in full session for the first time on July 18.

The statement says Macron will ensure the “sovereign choice of the French people will be respected.”

Just minutes ago, Jordan Bardella with the far-right National Rally was thought to be in position to become France’s youngest prime minister. Now the 28-year-old is still claiming historic gains for the party after surprise polling projections put the far right in third place.

In a somber speech, Bardella is blaming Macron for “pushing France into uncertainty and instability.”

He also denounced the political maneuvering that led the National Rally to fall far short of expectations, though it still increased its seat count in parliament to an unprecedented high.

An unprecedented number of candidates who qualified for the runoff stepped aside to allow an opponent to go head-to-head with the National Rally candidate, increasing the chances of defeating them.

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