French leftists pitch candidates for PM, warn Macron not to keep Attal in place

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Yesterday's key developments:

  • Macron refused Prime Minister Gabriel Attal's resignation on Monday, asking him instead to remain as head of government temporarily "to ensure the country's stability".

  • Macron had dissolved parliament after the far right trounced his centrist alliance in the June 9 elections for the European Parliament, calling for snap legislative elections in a huge gamble.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP and Reuters)

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