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Macron kickstarts ‘great debate’ to win back French

French President Emmanuel Macron attempted on Tuesday to rebound from two months of often violent anti-government protests by launching a nationwide debate over the grievances fuelling the ‘yellow vest’ movement.
Macron travelled to the northern town of Grand Bourgtheroulde to kickstart what he has billed as a “great national debate”, the central plank of his bid to turn around his presidency.
The 41-year-old passed a group of yellow vest protesters on the way to his meeting with 600 mayors, who relayed the concerns of residents in their towns and villages in the Normandy region. (AFP)