10/07/2024  In post-vote turmoil, French left seeks to rule but centrists demand role


Leaders from the left-wing bloc that came first in France's legislative election and the runner-up centrists have engaged in a frenzied race to be first to cobble together a viable government, lawmakers and other sources told Reuters.

The unexpected outcome of the July 7 snap election has plunged France into uncertainty just before the Paris Olympics, with no obvious path to a stable government capable of getting any legislation passed by a fragmented parliament.