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Well Macron was his personal advisor and then Economics minister.  It is one of the miracles of modern marketing (and media complicity) that Macron has managed to distance himself so successfully from Hollande. He has probably asked Hollande not to endorse him publicly  - at least not until the second round - so as to help maintain that distance.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Mar 30th, 2017 at 06:28:28 PM EST
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This is why - if the rumors about Hollande not only supporting Macron, but having suggested him to run in the first place, are any true - he is keeping away from it all: his position as a lame duck president gives him the perfect cover and Hollande may be a so-so president, but he is no fool.
by Bernard on Thu Mar 30th, 2017 at 08:15:03 PM EST
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