Macron secretly hosted Sarkozy before talking to Putin

The newspaper Le Monde wrote about a possible “coalition agreement” between the ex-president and Macron in the upcoming parliamentary elections in exchange for the support of the latter. The deal would allow Sarkozy to nominate Prime Minister secretly received Sarkozy before talking with Putin” />

Nicolas Sarkozy and Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron secretly received former head of the republic Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace, Le Figaro newspaper writes.

The meeting took place on Tuesday, May 3, before a telephone conversation between Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. The content of the conversation is being kept under wraps. However, the entourage of Macron and Sarkozy suggested that it was about the upcoming parliamentary elections in the summer.

Earlier, Sarkozy said that he intends to vote for Macron in the second round of the presidential election, which took place on April 24. Then the incumbent president won with a score of 58.55% of the vote, and his rival, the leader of the “National Association” Marine Le Pen scored 41.45%.

The Le Monde newspaper, on the eve of the second round, wrote that between Sarkozy and Macron, during the latter's five-year presidential term, “a special relationship has developed.” Former colleagues regularly called each other, consulted with each other on important issues, Macron invited Sarkozy to dinners at the Elysee Palace. Sarkozy became his ally on the way to re-election for a second term, the publication noted.

As the newspaper wrote, we are talking about a possible “coalition agreement”; between Sarkozy's “Republicans” party and “macronists” in the upcoming elections, which the ex-president is counting on in exchange for Macron's support. The deal would allow Sarkozy, in particular, to nominate the French prime minister. Macron denied the existence of an agreement.

Putin, during a conversation with Macron, congratulated him on his re-election as head of state. The presidents discussed the situation in Ukraine.

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