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NARRATIVE. The Prime Minister faces social, popular and political protest. Confidences at Point on the eve of a new day of strikes.
Par Mathilde Siraudspecial correspondent to Vire and Saint-Manvieu-Bocage (Calvados)
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TEveryone knows each other in Saint-Manvieu-Bocage. When the mayor of this rural commune of Calvados populated by 500 souls organizes his wishes, it is whole families who find themselves under the neon lights of the multipurpose hall. Chantal Desrues came with her husband, Patrick. She has just bumped into her sister and greets her nephew, Romain. Tables covered in white paper tablecloths and red napkins were lined up end to end. Since 2017, this village has been attached to Noues de Sienne, a new delegated municipality.
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