French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech as he visits Station F startup campus in Paris, on October 9, 2018. / AFP / POOL / ludovic MARIN
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Behind the scenes, Macron's government is struggling to quickly plug the gap left by the sudden resignation last week of Interior Minister Gerard Collomb.Collomb's resignation to free him up to rerun as mayor of the southeastern city of Lyon initially appeared to blindside the president, who tried but failed to get the minister to reconsider.His departure was so sudden that when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and European interior ministers gathered for a long-planned meeting to discuss anti-terrorism and other issues this week, Macron's prime minister had to be dispatched to greet them, standing in temporarily in the absence of a French interior minister.As the days without a reshuffle have stretched beyond a week, Macron has sought to use the minisaga to signal that his schedule is his own and that he won't be pushed around.One reason this one is taking longer may be that Macron has equilibriums to maintain.As 24-hour news channels have breathlessly speculated about who might be shuffled to which ministry and talked of a possible split between Macron and his prime minister over candidates, the French leader took a sunset stroll Tuesday evening along the banks of the Seine River, where lovers have long hoped that time will stand still.
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