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French PM Won’t Seek Confidence Vote From Divided Parliament

Elisabeth Borne 

Elisabeth Borne 

Photographer: Daniel Pier/NurPhoto via Getty Images

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne will not hold a confidence vote at the National Assembly, underscoring a failure to build a coalition after President Emmanuel Macron lost his outright majority in elections last month.

The French leader’s centrist party will instead seek to legislate by building ad-hoc alliances with opposition groups, government spokesman Olivier Veran said after the first meeting of a reshuffled cabinet.