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As Macron’s approval rating hits a new low, could the President’s glossy image prove his undoing?

A little bit of piety can take you a long way—especially if you promised voters a "new way" of politics

By Marie Le Conte  

Macron posters in Paris. Photo: Flickr/Lorie Shaull

Emmanuel Macron is having fun. The 39-year-old has now been French president for just over 100 days, and he has enjoyed every second of it.

He was lowered from a helicopter into a submarine in July; looked like an extra from Top Gun when he met military personnel later that month; played tennis in a wheelchair to promote Paris’s bid to host the Olympics in 2024.

Even his more somber moments, like the expansive and dull speech he gave to his parliamentarians…

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