MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Bayrou, a centrist who gave up his individual candidacy to support Macron in the race for presidency, was upset that only 35 MoDem members had made it into Macron’s list of 428 contenders for parliamentary seats.
Macron’s team unveiled its list of parliamentary candidates on Thursday. Le Figaro newspaper said the two parties had agreed on 90 candidates for MoDem, with 50 of them "winnable." But MoDem reportedly denied such an agreement was made.
On May 7, Macron won the French presidential run-off with 66.1 percent of votes, defeating right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen.