Paris — French President Emmanuel Macron will be forced to revamp his communications team after his top adviser announced he is quitting at the end of the month. Press chief Sylvain Fort is leaving the Elysée palace for personal reasons, officials at the president’s office said on Thursday. The French leader could lose a second key aide in the coming weeks with Europe 1 radio reporting that strategy chief Ismaël Emelien, Macron’s strategy chief since 2014, is also looking to resign. An Elysée press officer declined to comment on Emelien’s situation. Fort’s departure comes with Macron’s popularity on the slide and his plans for sweeping reforms opposed by the Yellow Vests protesters, who blocked highways and demonstrated in Paris last month. While Macron has targeted European elections in May to show that he remains a political force, his efforts to combat the rising tide of nationalism have been hit by a series of setbacks. The Elysée press officer gave no indication of who will rep...

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