After disastrous results for his party in the mid-term local elections, President Macron reshuffles his government and revises his priorities to deal with the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis and to start his 2022 re-election campaign.
Rather satisfactory economic results but social discontent
The election of Emmanuel Macron as President of France in 2017 shook French politics like an earthquake: he was the youngest President in recent French history, had never been elected before, and had never been member of a political party. His party's success in the legislative elections that followed also led to the emergence of a new generation of parliamentarians.
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