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Can this man save France?

Emmanuel Macron, a young former banker, is pushing through reforms of the French economy. But how far will Hollande let him go?

By Christine Ockrent   May 2015

Emmanuel Macron: "He has skilfully climbed into the upper echelons of the French system, making very few enemies along the way." © Lemouton Stephane/ABACA/Press Association Images

Emmanuel Macron, a 37-year-old former investment banker, is a relative newcomer to French politics. He was parachuted into ministerial office even though he has never contested an election. Despite that, eight months after his appointment as France’s Minister of…

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