May 12, 2017 / 5:39 PM / 8 months ago

Juppe denies reports of government deal with president-elect Macron

BORDEAUX/PARIS (Reuters) - Moderate French conservative Alain Juppe on Friday denied reports that he had struck a government deal with President-elect Emmanuel Macron.

“There is obviously no Juppe/Macron deal!!!!” Juppe said on his Twitter account.

RTL radio had earlier reported that there was such a deal and that conservative Edouard Philippe, a lawmaker and mayor of Le Havre, would become prime minister.

Reporting by Claude Canellas Ingrid Melander and Bate Felix; Editing by Alison Williams

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