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Emmanuel Macron

Macron seeks new start in French govt reshuffle in TV speech

President Emmanuel Macron made a rare televised address Tuesday to reassure the French public that all was under control after a limited government reshuffle that followed a difficult summer.

"The government is on the right track and has gotten down to the root of the problems," Macron said during the 12-minute speech from the Elysee Palace.

The long-awaited reshuffle — and the special television address — is seen as an attempt by Macron to take back control after three senior ministers resigned in recent weeks and his popularity plummeted.

Macron sought to give his government a fresh start earlier in the day by naming key ally Christophe Castaner as...