France elections: unpopular ex-president François Hollande to run for parliament again

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His former Socialist party reacted coolly to move, with one senior figure saying they were ‘devastated’

France’s former Socialist president François Hollande on Saturday said he would run for parliament again, the latest political twist following his successor Emmanuel Macron’s surprise decision to call snap legislative elections.

Macron’s dissolving of parliament after the French far right’s victory in European parliamentary elections has swiftly redrawn the lines of French politics.

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