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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.


Modi, Macron review bilateral projects, global food challenges

August 17, 2022 2:25 am

During their conversation on phone, they also discussed important geopolitical challenges, including those related to global food security, a statement issued by the PMO said.

France: Macron reshuffles Cabinet after election struggles

July 05, 2022 2:31 pm

France Cabinet: Though the new cabinet retained key ministers of finance, defense, and foreign affairs, other important portfolios were shuffled.

Macron appoints COVID minister to be new face of government policy

July 04, 2022 8:40 pm

Key roles such as the prime minister and finance minister remained unchanged in the reshuffle that signalled no policy changes and was criticised by the opposition as being tone-deaf after elections in which Macron's centrist alliance lost control of parliament.

Emmanuel Macron says Russia can't win in Ukraine after strike on mall

June 28, 2022 9:50 pm

Ukrainian leaders denounced the strike, which killed 18 in the central city of Kremenchuk, as a war crime and a terrorist attack, and it drew swift condemnation from the Group of Seven leaders meeting.

Election results in France put Macron in a precarious position. He must build alliances or risk more instability

June 21, 2022 9:12 am

Given the fragility of European unity, it is incumbent now to build alliances — social and political — for a stable France and Europe.

Explained: Macron's party loses majority in French Parliament, what happens now?

June 20, 2022 9:44 pm

Exit polls had predicted a difficult fight for Macron’s coalition of centrist parties called Ensemble, but it was still expected to win more than half the seats, especially after he became the first French President to win a re-election in nearly 20 years.

French election: Macron loses absolute majority in parliament in 'democratic shock'

June 20, 2022 9:15 am

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire called the outcome a "democratic shock" and added that if other blocs did not cooperate, "this would block our capacity to reform and protect the French."

SCENARIOS-What awaits Macron? Ruling majority, hung parliament, or cohabitation

June 19, 2022 11:51 am

Scared off by increasingly strident warnings against Jean-Luc Melenchon's radical left platform, voters elect more than 289 Macron-supported candidates to parliament.

It’s Macron vs. the left in a fierce battle for France’s parliament

June 19, 2022 8:21 am

Only months ago, Macron was wooing the left as he sought reelection as president in a bid to keep the country’s rising far right from winning power. Now, a left-wing coalition has become his No. 1 enemy.

Explained: Why France's legislative elections matter

June 08, 2022 12:48 pm

France heads to the polls on June 12 and 19 for parliamentary elections. Another one? What does the line up look like? Why does the election matter? Here are key facts.


The varied faces of France's yellow vest movement

February 09, 2019 10:10 am

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

December 08, 2018 11:04 am

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

March 10, 2018 8:55 pm

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.