French presidential election 2017

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Macron's right-hand woman: ‘He doesn't need another flatterer’
Sibeth Ndiaye is the plain-speaking communications guru who has been by the French president’s side since he was an ambitious minister. As she joins his cabinet, she talks about their political differences, les gilets jaunes, Brexit and racist attacks

Angelique Chrisafis

27, Apr, 2019 @9:00 AM

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A fear of cultural loss is fuelling anger with elites across Europe | Kenan Malik
The gilets jaunes protests are not only about economics but political disaffection

Kenan Malik

09, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Macron’s plummeting ratings could mean defeat to Le Pen in European elections | Pauline Bock
Macron wants to lead Europe against the forces of nationalism. But he needs to rally some support at home, says French journalist Pauline Bock

Pauline Bock

07, Nov, 2018 @11:51 AM

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Former Macron aide shown pointing gun at waiter for selfie pose
Bodyguard Alexandre Benalla, investigated after May Day violence, back in headlines after ‘unauthorised arms’ use

Kim Willsher

26, Sep, 2018 @2:09 PM

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Macron’s call for ‘exemplarity’ rings hollow after Benalla scandal | Cécile Guerin
The French president may have sacked his violent bodyguard but the damage has been done, writes Cécile Guerin

Cécile Guerin

24, Jul, 2018 @11:54 AM

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Could Brexit discord lead to the rise of a British Macron? | Adam Plowright
The French president seemingly appeared from nowhere last year. His rise offers lessons to anybody looking to emulate his success, writes Macron’s biographer, Adam Plowright

Adam Plowright

16, Nov, 2017 @12:00 PM

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No ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron after petition over her status
Aides to Emmanuel Macron, the French president, insist his wife’s role will be strictly public and not political

Kim Willsher

08, Aug, 2017 @10:09 AM

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Emmanuel Macron plans cabinet reshuffle after parliamentary win
French president to unveil new government in days after La République En Marche won 350 of 577 seats on Sunday

Jon Henley European affairs correspondent

19, Jun, 2017 @1:19 PM

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Emmanuel Macron's party set for landslide in French parliamentary elections
Centrist La République En Marche party takes 32% of vote in first round and heads for large majority amid concerns over low turnout

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

12, Jun, 2017 @3:51 AM

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Macron’s fresh faces introduce themselves to France’s voters
Many of those standing for La République En Marche party in the legislative elections have never run for elected office

Kim Willsher in La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin

03, Jun, 2017 @8:00 PM

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French presidential election May 2017 – full second round results and analysis
Voters in France chose Emmanuel Macron to be their next president. Find out where his vote was strongest, and which regions favoured his opponent, the Front National’s Marine Le Pen

Seán Clarke and Josh Holder

26, May, 2017 @8:40 AM

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Mood in Poland shifts after Macron's victory in France | Patrick Wintour
With populists failing to break through this year, and Warsaw’s ally, the UK, set to leave the EU, Poland may feel a little isolated

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

19, May, 2017 @6:00 AM

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