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Macron asks his prime minister to continue “for now” – DW – 07/08/2024

Macron asks his prime minister to continue “for now” – DW – 07/08/2024

The President asked Gabriel Atal “The prime minister must remain in place for the time being to ensure the stability of the country,” Macron’s office said in a statement, without setting a deadline.

This Monday, July 8, Attal resigned as prime minister, telling the French president, Emmanuel MacronHe appointed him to remain in office to manage the current affairs when a new government is formed following the assembly elections.

Attal had announced his resignation this Sunday, following French political tradition, although he said he was willing to stay in office longer in the interim, but that the decision was up to the president.

A surprising victory for the left on the extreme right

The Leave the French This Sunday, July 7, he was the protagonist of a major electoral turnaround, when he was the leader of the legislative elections, ahead of the Macronist bloc, and Pushing the favorite in the polls is Marine Le Pen’s far-rightto the third place.

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, shocked France with a surprise electoral advance after the far-right’s victory in European elections on June 9, aiming to ask voters for “political clarification”.

The result is now a realignment of the three blocs emerging from the 2022 elections – left, centre-right and far-right – but with a new relationship of forces: The Left won its first majorityBut no single constituency reached an absolute majority of 289 representatives.

The left-wing New Popular Front (NFP) won about 190 seats, followed by Macron’s centre-right Together coalition (about 160) and the far-right National Rally Party (RN) and its allies (more than 140).

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The NFP says it is ready to “govern”.

NFP leaders have already pledged Ready to “rule”.It makes it clear that they want to fill the post of Prime Minister with someone of their rank.

rml (afp, reuters, efe, Last updated at 12:51 CET)