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

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron meet at Meseberg castle

French President Emmanuel Macron attends a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after their meeting at Meseberg Castle, the federal government’s guest house, in Meseberg, Germany June 29, 2020. Kay Nietfeld/Pool via REUTERS

June 29, 2020

PARIS (Reuters) – 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.

(Reporting by Michel Rose; Writing by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Chris Reese)

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