Macron says local vote his party lost should not entail national conclusions

Reuters , Monday 29 Jun 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as they walk on the way to a press conference after their talk, at Meseberg Castle, the German government's guest house in Meseberg, Germany, Monday, June 29, 2020 AP

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he was against drawing too many national conclusions from results of local elections his party LaRem badly lost on Sunday.

LaRem party failed to win in any big city, leaving Macron, 42, without a local power-base as he eyes a possible bid for a second term as president in 2022. The Greens turned out to be the big winners of the vote, gaining control of big cities including Lyon, Bordeaux and Strasbourg. 

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