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Macron's first year in office

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FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the AMF congress, the annual meeting of French mayors, in Paris, France, November 23, 2017.
FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the AMF congress, the annual meeting of French mayors, in Paris, France, November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

A year ago today French politics was turned upside down with the victory of Emmanuel Macron - a 39 year old former investment banker and economy minister who'd created his own centrist movement - On the Move - from scratch. Macron campaigned as the candidate of hope and promised to transform France. So how has he fared? Adam Plowright author of The French exception: Emmanuel Macron, the extraordinary rise and risk weighs up the president's first year in office.

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