Macron refused to resign from the post of Prime Minister, know why he took this decision

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President Emmanuel Macron had gambled that his decision to call a snap election would give France a “moment of clarification”, but the result showed the opposite, pushing the country onto the international stage less than three weeks before the start of the Paris Olympics.

French President Emmanuel Macron has refused to accept the resignation of the country’s prime minister, and on Monday asked him to temporarily stay on as head of government after chaotic election results that left a government in limbo. French voters split the legislature along left, centre and far-right lines, leaving no bloc anywhere close to the majority needed to form a government. The results of Sunday’s vote have raised the risk of the European Union’s second-largest economy collapsing.

President Emmanuel Macron had gambled that his decision to call a snap election would give France a “moment of clarification”, but the result did the opposite, pushing the country onto the international stage less than three weeks before the start of the Paris Olympics. France’s main stock index opened lower but soon recovered, possibly because the market feared an outright victory for either the far-right or a left-wing coalition.

Prime Minister Gabriel Attal had said he would stay in office if needed but on Monday morning he offered his resignation. Macron, who had named him just seven months ago, immediately asked him to stay in office “to ensure the stability of the country.” Attal made clear on Sunday that he disagreed with Macron’s decision to call a surprise election. The results of two rounds of voting left no clear path to form a government for the left-wing coalition that came first, Macron’s centrist alliance or the far-right coalition.

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