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