Head of France’s conservative party quits after disastrous election

Recriminations against Laurent Wauquiez began after Les Républicains got just 8.5% of vote in EU elections – its worst result in a national poll.

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The head of France’s conservative Les Républicains has resigned following a humiliating defeat in the May 26 European elections, with many questioning whether the party can survive the squeeze between Macron’s centre-right and Le Pen’s far-right, reports FRANCE 24.