June 28, 2020 / 6:24 PM / 11 days ago

France's Macron hails PM's 'beautiful' local election victory - Elysee

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe following the traditional annual ceremony at the Mont-Valerien, a memorial for the French who fought against the Nazis and those who were killed by the occupying forces, in Suresnes, west of Paris, France June 18, 2020. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron has congratulated his prime minister Edouard Philippe for a “beautiful victory” in Sunday’s municipal elections in the northern town of Le Havre, a presidential official said.

The two men will meet on Monday morning for a one-to-one meeting, the Elysee official told Reuters.

Reporting by Marine Pennetier; writing by Michel Rose; Editing by Richard Lough

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