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Griveaux, ally of France's Macron, withdraws from Paris mayoral race

Reuters Friday, 14 February 2020
Benjamin Griveaux, French President Emmanuel Macron's preferred candidate for Mayor of Paris, said on Friday he had decided to withdraw his candidacy following what he said were "ignoble attacks" on his private life.
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French President Emmanuel Macron suffered a setback on Friday when one of his closest lieutenants, Benjamin Griveaux, pulled out of the race to become mayor of Paris after it was alleged he sent sexual images to a woman who is not his wife. Lucy Fielder reports.

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