Who is Gérard Collomb? Early Macron proponent keen to move on

French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb issued a direct challenge to President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, telling a newspaper he wanted to step down despite the president having rejected his resignation less than 24 hours earlier.Collomb, 71, a former Socialist party stalwart who became one of Macron’s earliest and most eager backers, told the conservative Le Figaro newspaper he wanted to resign so he could run for election as mayor of his hometown Lyon.


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