Macron quits to clear way for French presidential bid

August 30, 2016 3:33 PM

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Macron quits to clear way for French presidential bid

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has resigned from the government ahead of an expected centrist bid for the presidency in next year's election.

The 38-year-old former investment banker has been a controversial figure in Socialist President Francois Hollande's government.

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