Protests and Yellow Vests: 2018 was a tough year in French politics

French President Emmanuel Macron had a particularly difficult year. Between the Benalla affair and the Yellow Vest movement, many observers felt the French president had lost control of the narrative and imperiled his agenda. An Ifop poll in December showed his popularity had dropped to a new low of 23 percent. AFP

It has been a complicated year in French politics, with key figures on both the left and right facing their share of challenges. France24 takes a look at these major political events.