While the controversy over his ex-collaborator Alexandre Benalla rages, the president of the Republic will be deprived of the Tour de France. Emmanuel Macron will not be in attendance at one stage on Wednesday, as had been envisaged, but will be well in the Hautes-Pyrenees that day and Thursday, said on Monday the Elysee, confirming information of the site of “La Dépêche“. This program change is related to the fact that the Prime minister Edouard Philippe has already attended last week to a stage of the Tour, has been provided in the president’s entourage.
As had been reported in Paris Match, it was nevertheless expected that, Emmanuel Macron arrive with the Tour director, Christian Prudhomme. He had to follow the entire step, the shortest, 65 kilometres from Bagnères-de-Luchon and Saint-Lary-Soulan.
“The Dispatch” stresses, however, that the head of State will participate in the inauguration of the new pontoon at Pic du Midi and that it will take part in a private dinner at the abbey of the Escaladieu, not far from Bagnères-de-Bigorre.
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