Emmanuel Macron faces first revolt as 100 party members resign over ‘arrogant, undemocratic’ ways

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Emmanuel Macron is facing his first internal revolt since his lightning rise to the French presidency after 100 members of his centrist movement announced they were stepping down due to its “arrogant” and “undemocratic” methods.

Mr Macron, 39, swept to victory in May in part thanks to the help of an army of grassroots supporters, many with no prior political experience and who were promised they would all have a say in the way his newly-created movement would be run.

But sixth months into the presidency, 100 members of his centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) party – from students to elected officials – say they are throwing in the towel, claiming the party as an “affront to the fundamental principles of democracy with an organisational style worthy of the Ancien Régime”.

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