After year in power, little love for Macron in socialist stronghold

Nearly 9 in 10 voters in Rennes, west France, backed Macron in run-off against Marine Le Pen but he is now seen as favouring the wealthy.

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In the cobbled streets of Rennes, there is scant affection for Emmanuel Macron among the voters who propelled France’s mould-breaking president to power, though hopes for a socialist revival in this bastion of left-wing support are muted, reports euronews.