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PARIS Em­manuel Macron is fac­ing his first in­ter­nal re­volt since his light­ning rise to the French pres­i­dency af­ter 100 mem­bers of his cen­trist move­ment an­nounced they were step­ping down due to its “ar­ro­gant” and “un­demo­cratic” meth­ods.

Macron swept to vic­tory in May in part thanks to the help of an army of grass­roots sup­port­ers, many with no po­lit­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence, who were promised they would all have a say in the way his move­ment would be run.

100 mem­bers of his party, say they are leav­ing, call­ing the party an “af­front to the fun­da­men­tal prin­ci­ples of democ­racy with an or­ga­ni­za­tional style wor­thy of the An­cien Regime.”

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