As French President Francois Hollande faces mounting political challenges, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has started his own movement "En Marche," fueling speculation that the popular young upstart might have presidential ambitions.
He is the youngest president in the history of the Fifth Republic, and is popular abroad. Yet Emmanuel Macron has earned mixed reviews at home in the first 100 days after his election. DW looks at his presidency so far.
The French president has fired the head of the army and has now started a row with the country's mayors. He is increasingly governing like an authoritarian. Macron will have to grow up fast, says Barbara Wesel.
One hundred days after the election, only one in three French citizens is happy with Emmanuel Macron as president. But that doesn't mean it's over for him, argues DW's Christoph Hasselbach.
Never before in France's history has there been such radical yet democratic change in the political elite as the landslide election victory of En Marche. President Emmanuel Macron’s movement now controls parliament.
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