Key socialist minister backs centrist French presidential candidate

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Maverick centrist Emmanuel Macron received a significant boost to his presidential election campaign when defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, a veteran Socialist Party figure, announced his support for Macron's candidature in an interview published Friday. 

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Independent French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has won the backing of the country's defence minister, which could bolster voter confidence that the 39-year-old is presidential material despite having no party and limited political experience, reports ABC News.