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Macron Kicks French Press Corps Out of Elysee Palace

Emmanuel Macron, France's president, speaks during a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on July 6, 2017.

Emmanuel Macron, France's president, speaks during a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on July 6, 2017.

Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Emmanuel Macron is evicting the presidential press corps from the Elysee Palace.

Aides to the 40-year-old head of state told reporters Wednesday that the press room that’s been used since 1984 is going to move to another building outside of the palace housing Macron’s residence and offices because his advisers need the space for their meetings. Macron decided on the move last year and it will be completed by the end of June, Press officer Sibeth Ndiaye said.