France’s Macron launches new political movement as election looms

“I have decided to create a new political movement,” the 38-year old minister told a gathering in his hometown of Amiens, northern France, unveiling the name of a group called “En Marche!”, or “Forward!”.

“I’m in a left-wing government, unashamedly, … but I also want to work with people from the right, who commit to the same values,” he said at the event, which was closed to the press but broadcast on Dailymotion, a French internet video service along the lines of YouTube.