The fallout of #GriveauxGate

The shock resignation of Benjamin Griveaux from Paris’s mayoral race continues to resonate here in France. Was Russia involved in bringing down an ally of Emmanuel Macron? Did Twitter censor some of the related content circulating on its platform last week? Also, we take a look at a blackface scandal on French TV.

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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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    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

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