Macron party changes name ahead of legislative elections

Re-elected French president Emmanuel Macron's ruling centre-right La République en Marche (LREM) party has been renamed as Renaissance ahead of parliamentary elections to be held in June, which its secretary general said was a nod to 'enlightenment over obscurantism'.

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Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party, La République en Marche, is changing its name to Renaissance as the French president attempts to win a ruling majority in parliament for his second term in office, reports The Guardian.