Macron rejects Attal's resignation amid chaotic election results

The Associated Press July 8, 2024, 04:00 PM UTC

Summary: French President Macron rejected Prime Minister Attal's resignation amid chaotic election results, leaving no majority to form a government. The leftist coalition led with over 180 seats, followed by Macron's centrist alliance with 160+ seats, and the far-right National Rally with 140+ seats. A hung parliament poses challenges for governance and economic stability. Macron faces opposition to leftist spending plans. The situation is unprecedented for modern France.

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