PARIS - Emmanuel Macron is open to talks with conservative Republicans who want to collaborate on his agenda. That's why Arnaud Leroy, head of the candidate selection committee of Macrons, has moved Republic on its way! (REM), said.
On the candidate list with which the Macron party wants to fight 577 seats in the French National Assembly, 428 names include those of some socialists. Macron was the Minister of Economic Affairs of the Socialist Government last year.
'There is a group of Republicans who say,' We want to be useful for the country, but we do not want to macronize ourselves, 'Leroy said to the television station BFM. 'As responsible persons we are open to discussions. I do not throw any doors in the lock. '
François Bayrou, a center-right ally of Macron, proved dissatisfied with the candidate list. There are only 35 members of his MoDem party while he agreed with Macron 120. Richard Ferrand, Secretary General of the REM, said there were still 150 vacancies for candidates.