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Jun 20, 2017
FRANCE. Paris. Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State in charge of Digital Affairs in the first government of Emmanuel Macron, won the 19th constituency of the capital to the capital. He is of Moroccan descent. His deputy, who will be the acting MP if Mahjoubi stays on as minister, Delphine O is of mixed French-Korean descent. They are seen canvassing an open market on the last day of the campaign. The... More...
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May 30, 2017
On May 29th, 2017, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron received Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, for a working visit at the Chateau de Versailles.

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May 18, 2017
On Sunday, May 14, 2017, Emmanuel Macron assumed office and officially became the President of France. Abbas photographed outgoing President François Hollande leaving the Élysée Palace and passing on the Presidency to his protégé, Macron.

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Feb 24, 2017
French presidential elections will take place on April 23 and May 7. They are already proving very dramatic with the withdrawing of the incumbent president François Hollande from the race and the elimination of his previous Prime Minister Manuel Valls in the primaries of the Left. Two front runners Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy and Ex-Prime Minister Alain Juppe were also eliminated in the primaries... More...
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Dec 22, 2016
The Academie Francaise is the most prestigious council pertaining to all aspects of the French language. It is limited to 40 lifetime members which vote on candidates whenever a seat becomes open.
Author Andrei Makine was born in Siberia, Russia but writes in French. On December 15, 2016 he was officially accepted in the academy. Magnum photographer Abbas was present to document the ceremony. More...