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Macron Generation Sweeps Out French Old Guard Promising Change

  • President’s party leads transformation of National Assembly
  • LREM lawmakers include entrepreneurs, academics, technologists
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Macron Wins Majority Amid Record-Low Voter Turnout

In 16 years since leaving university, Olivia Gregoire advised the French and Peruvian governments on health care, created her own marketing firm, and got to know the inside of job centers and labor courts when the euro crisis left her unemployed.

On Monday she starts a new career as a lawmaker representing a middle-class district of Paris for President Emmanuel Macron’s political movement Republic on the Move, or LREM. She says she’s not at all worried that she doesn’t know how things are done in the French National Assembly’s 18th-century home in the Palais Bourbon.