June 28, 2020 / 6:32 PM / 6 days ago

France's Macron hails PM's 'beautiful' local election victory: Elysee

French President Emmanuel Macron wears a protective face mask as he speaks with officials at a polling station during the second round of French municipal elections, that was delayed due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France June 28, 2020. Yoan Valat/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron has congratulated his prime minister Edouard Philippe for a “beautiful victory” in Sunday’s municipal elections in the northern town of Le Havre, a presidential official said.

The two men will meet on Monday morning for a one-to-one meeting, the Elysee official told Reuters.

Reporting by Marine Pennetier; writing by Michel Rose; Editing by Richard Lough

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