Scandal-hit Macron looses his shine among French voters

The far-reaching scandal surrounding Emmanuel Macron's former security aide has deeply bruised the young French president's aura of modernity and candour, reports The Guardian from northern Burgundy.

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The tricolour was still flying in the villages around the commuter belt town of Joigny in celebration of France’s World Cup win. Local supermarkets were still selling celebratory plastic cups and paper napkins featuring Les Bleus. But the feelgood factor has flopped, reports The Guardian.