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French President Macron's fall from grace

Scandals dimming his popularity and threatening French influence

French President Emmanuel Macron must be looking forward to his summer holiday, since it will give him a few weeks of respite from one of the worst periods in his professional life.

Not many European leaders have risen and fallen from grace so quickly.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 05, 2018, with the headline 'French President Macron's fall from grace'. Print Edition | Subscribe