The cut-price services from a businessman 'friend' that helped Macron's campaign


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He is an ally of Gérard Collomb, formerly mayor of Lyon in eastern France and the current interior minister. But the influence of events company boss Olivier Ginon is now also said to be growing inside the Élysée itself under the presidency of Emmanuel Macron. The business is prospering too; the chief executive officer of France's leading events company, who was cited in the Panama Papers, hopes his group will top a billion euros in turnover this year.