Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron, France's recently elected President, is the founder and leader of the independent party called En Marche! (Onwards). He won 66.1 per cent votes against his far-right political opponent, the National Front leader, Marine Le Pen. En Marche, a party still in its infancy (a year old), was formed in April 2016. This is the first time Macron, a centrist maverick, has won an elected office. Macron, who was once an investment banker, began his political career at outgoing

President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party (PS). In 2012, he became the deputy secretary-general under Hollande's government, and was later appointed as the Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in 2014.

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In aftermath of Notre-Dame fire, Emmanuel Macron urges unity in fragmented nation

Emmanuel Macron, who has faced a virtual uprising against his pro-business government, sought to rally a country still devastated by the fire and turn the profound, yet undoubtedly fleeting, moment of national mourning and unity to his advantage.

Fire guts Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, President Macron pledges to rebuild

Around 500 firefighters battled the blaze for nearly five hours. “The worst has been avoided even though the battle is not completely won,” President Emmanuel Macron said


Blazes, clashes hit Paris during yellow vest protest

Police tried to contain the demonstrators with tear gas and water cannons. Fire trucks rushed to extinguish two burning newspaper kiosks that were set ablaze, sending black smoke high into the sky.

Macron's plea for Europe lays down battle lines for May vote

In a column published for Tuesday's editions throughout the bloc, Macron advised voters in the May 23-26 EU parliament elections to reject nationalist parties that ``offer nothing,'' laying down the battle lines for the vote.

France: Political ambitions reveal cracks in yellow vest movement

The prospect of yellow vest lists has triggered criticism from inside their own ranks, revealing cracks in the burgeoning movement. Many protesters have warned against the idea of entering the political fray.  

In Versailles, France's Macron vows to reform to avoid king's fate

Exactly 226 years after the decapitation of Louis XVI, who failed to plug the crown's dismal finances and quell popular discontent over a sclerotic feudal society, Macron started his speech by invoking the king and his wife Marie-Antoinette.


Yellow vest protests hit with police water cannon, tear gas in Paris

Around the 19th-century Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs Elysees boulevard, riot police fired water cannon and tear gas at militant protesters after being pelted with stones and paint, witnesses said.

France protests: Macron vows to ensure 'everyone of their rights'

Macron was quickly tagged as the “President of the Rich,” a label he has been unable to shake. On some of France’s traffic roundabouts, where the Yellow Vests held sway for much of November and December, mock guillotines were erected with Macron’s effigy.

Reshaping Indo-Pacific

India, France are taking more responsibilities in partnership with each other, transcending old frameworks and new faultlines

France: President Macron to address nation amid 'yellow vests' protests

The President will consult in the morning with an array of national and local officials as he tries to get a handle on the ballooning protests triggered by anger at his policies, and a growing sense that they favour the rich.

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The varied faces of France's yellow vest movement

These are the faces of France's yellow vest movement, an array of people with grievances so varied that sometimes it's hard to see what they have in common other than the fluorescent vests glowing from their chests.

France braces for trouble, Macron to address 'yellow vest' anger

Named after the fluorescent safety vests that all French motorists must carry, the protesters are billing their planned action on Saturday as “Act IV” of worst unrest seen in the capital since the 1968 student riots.


Macron in India: 'Will work together to fight terrorism,' says French President

French President Emmanuel Macron receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. The French premier is on a week-long visit to the country.