French parties brush off Macron appeal to unblock parliament

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PARIS (Reuters) -French parties from left and right brushed off President Emmanuel Macron’s appeal for help to overcome a hung parliament on Thursday, demanding he clarify what compromises he was ready to make to win their backing. With no clear sign of an early solution to the impasse, his current prime minister, Elisabeth Borne, said in a TV interview that she had not yet decided whether she would submit to a vote of confidence in parliament. Before heading off to a European Union summit in Brussels, Macron late on Wednesday made a televised speech in which he acknowledged that this month’s …

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