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From sleaze to seaweed - Macron confronts French anger in debates


PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron showed a trademark mix of bluntness and humour to field questions from overseas mayors at a debate at the Elysee Palace on Friday, one of a myriad of consultations he launched last month to quell social unrest.

The meeting with about 60 mayors from overseas territories - some of them having travelled 8,000 kilometres (5,000 miles) to see him - was part of a two-month "great national debate" Macron launched to mollify the "yellow vest" movement.

   

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