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Emmanuel Macron’s uphill battle to achieve ‘lasting order’ in deeply divided France

By Angelique Chrisafis

05 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. Emmanuel Macron faces a significant domestic challenge following the police shooting of a teenager of Algerian origin, which has led to widespread urban unrest.

Emmanuel Macron is facing the biggest domestic challenge of his fraught second term in office, after the police shooting of a teenager of Algerian origin at a traffic stop last week led to multiple nights of urban unrest.

The French president on Tuesday announced crisis funding to help the reconstruction of burned-out buildings and public services. But questions remain over deep divisions in French society and the political class.

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