MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez met on Monday in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the results of the European parliamentary elections, Sanchez’s office said.
During a dinner in the Elysee Palace, the two leaders discussed the allocation of top jobs in parliament and their rejection of the far-right, it added.
“They also analysed the institutional renewal and they agree that new posts need to reflect the new majority in the European Parliament,” a statement of the Spanish PM office said.
Sanchez’s Socialist party (PSOE) finished first in Spain in the European election. Marine Le Pen’s far-right Rassemblement National won most votes in France but the margin of victory over Macron’s liberal party was narrow.
After Sunday’s election, a coalition of the conservative European People’s Party and the Socialists no longer has a majority in the European Parliament, meaning that they may have to rely on the liberals.
Reporting by Belen Carreno; Writing by Paul Day and Joan Faus; editing by John Stonestreet and Sonya Hepinstall
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