French economy minister hints at presidential bid

Emmanuel Macron, 38, came close to announcing he would stand against François Hollande next year at a rally of his new political movement in Paris.

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The re-election prospects for France’s weakened president, François Hollande, clouded further Tuesday night as his economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, all but stepped into the ring against him in next year’s presidential elections at a crowded rally in central Paris, reports The New York Times.