Macron calls for change in ‘broken’ Beirut

French President Emmanuel Macron has visited shell-shocked Beirut, pledging support and calling for change after a massive explosion devastated the Lebanese capital.

“Lebanon is not alone,” he tweeted on arrival before pledging Paris would co-ordinate international relief efforts after the blast killed at least 137 people.

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In This Story: Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. In the legislative elections a month later, Macron’s party, renamed “La République En Marche!” (LREM), secured a majority in the National Assembly. At the age of 39, Macron became the youngest president in French history.

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