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Macron’s ally Griveaux withdraws from Paris mayoral race after leaks of sexual material

Macron’s ally Griveaux withdraws from Paris mayoral race after leaks of sexual material

Benjamin Griveaux, a candidate for Mayor of Paris, said on Friday he had decided to withdraw his candidacy following what he described as “ignoble attacks” on his private life.

Griveaux was French President Emmanuel Macron’s preferred candidate in the race.

“I have decided to withdraw my candidacy from the municipal election,” Griveaux said in a televised address. French media said Griveaux made the decision after the publication on the internet of sexual material concerning him.

Griveaux, 42, is one of the “Macron boys” – the group that helped propel the former investment banker to the Elysee Palace, Reuters said.

This article originally published by RT.

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