Macron's new government: Five things to look out for in France in 2020

Source: Euronews English - View Original Article
Published: Jul 10, 2020
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52% Conservative


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94% "Many commentators were surprised at the replacement last week of the popular prime minister Edouard Philippe."
93% "The yellow vests movement has petered out for now but anti-government protests remain widespread, over issues such as the health service, employment and the legal system."
90% "Overall, the new appointments confirm a shift to the centre-right of his La République en Marche"
88% "Finance minister Bruno Le Maire remains in place with extra responsibility for economic recovery."
80% "Now he's going to try to get them back with a new minister, Barbara Pompili, coming from the green party, and who is going to try to show that his presidency is going to be more greener, and he will try to show that he is doing more on the side of ecology, he said."
79% "With under two years to go until the next presidential race, Macron has more than half an eye on his own position."
69% "Euronews has spoken to two political analysts about what to note from the reshuffle -- and what to look out for in the coming months."
60% "The government's regeneration plans for the economy include €15 billion of investment earmarked for the ecological transition over the next two years."
59% "At the interior ministry, Christophe Castaner -- who heralded from the left -- is replaced by Gérald Darminin, also from Les Républicains on the right."
-52% "Emmanuel Macron's opinion poll rating remains stubbornly low even though his judgment during the pandemic has arguably been better than that of his now-ousted prime minister."
-53% "The lesson of 2017 is that nobody is safe now in the French political space."
-62% "National output is set to plunge by over 10%."
-73% "Despite being elected in 2007 as an economic liberal, in the wake of the financial crash the following year, spending and debt soared as billions of euros were pumped into the economy."
-75% "Mr Macron clearly didn't want to be threatened by anybody in the 2022 race, he says."
-81% "Even before last month's poor local election results, he had been tipped to adopt a greener, more social programme during the rest of his presidency."

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94% : Many commentators were surprised at the replacement last week of the popular prime minister Edouard Philippe.
93% : The yellow vests movement has petered out for now but anti-government protests remain widespread, over issues such as the health service, employment and the legal system.
92% : Above all, some key posts are filled by figures from the right.
91% : If you pass the first round your chances of getting elected against Marine Le Pen are very high.
90% : Overall, the new appointments confirm a shift to the centre-right of his "La République en Marche"
88% : Finance minister Bruno Le Maire remains in place with extra responsibility for economic recovery.
86% : Vincent Martigny of Nice University also detects a determination not to be eclipsed by potential rivals from his own side. "
86% : "Clearly the political space of Mr Macron today is at the centre-right -- and centre-right voters, their priority is not the environment, their priority is rebuilding the economy.
84% : Martigny sees a parallel with Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency.
84% : "I don't think it's going to happen," he told Euronews.
83% : Likewise, he thinks the pandemic forces the hand of the current president, who reportedly had some influence on the EU's shift in position to mutualise debt to finance the recovery.
83% : But he added that the government's environmental policy may be "mainly communication rather than actions".
83% : "He's looking at the polls and is seeing that Marine Le Pen is given number one for the first round," says Vincent Martigny.
82% : "What you can see in the new government is the amazing weight of the centre-right, confirming that Macron is not any more going beyond the traditional right-left political gap or cleavage, but rather confirming that "La République en Marche" is a centre-right party," he told Euronews.
81% : The new team has appointments from the left but another prominent figure from Sarkozy's tenure -- Roselyne Bachelot -- returns to office as culture minister.
80% : "Now he's going to try to get them back with a new minister, Barbara Pompili, coming from the green party, and who is going to try to show that his presidency is going to be more greener, and he will try to show that he is doing more on the side of ecology," he said.
79% : With under two years to go until the next presidential race, Macron has more than half an eye on his own position.
77% : Like his predecessor, Jean Castex -- the smalltown mayor from the Pyrenees known as "Monsieur Deconfinement" for his role overseeing France's easing out of lockdown -- springs from the political right.
77% : The president has promised to consider all but three of nearly 150 recommendations proposed by a "Citizens' Council for the Climate", created by Macron as a response to the "Gilets Jaunes" ("Yellow Vests") movement during a winter of unrest 18 months ago.
76% : Vincent Martigny, a professor in political science at the University of Nice and the Ecole Polytechnique, says Macron's presidency has evolved from the movement that sought to break the mould of French politics in 2017.
76% : The pandemic threatens to erase the achievements of the first three years of Macron's presidency.
76% : Other key reforms have been put on hold, although the president wants to revive his planned changes to the state pensions system.
76% : Vincent Martigny also believes that although there will be some initiatives, a big green programme is not on the cards.
76% : Three years ago his LREM movement burst through the middle as the established left and right parties collapsed, and the young pretender trounced his unpopular rival Marine Le Pen in the presidential run-off.
76% : And will he be right thinking that it's going to be enough to compose his government with centre-right people to prevent the emergence of a new leader on the centre
75% : What is uncertain is whether public hostility to the French president will crystallise into one or more political forces capable of mounting a successful challenge in 2022.
73% : "The question is, will he be right in thinking that the left will not be united for the next election?
69% : Euronews has spoken to two political analysts about what to note from the reshuffle -- and what to look out for in the coming months.
68% : What can be expected from Emmanuel Macron's newly reshuffled government amid the COVID-19 crisis and ahead of the 2022 presidential race?
67% : No-one can envy the French president over the scale of the challenges facing the country.
67% : " Martigny says.
66% : However, the analyst argues that Macron is taking a huge gamble.
64% : Not only is the president's standing low according to opinion polls, his movement has no solid base around the country.
63% : Until now Castex has belonged to the right-wing "Les Républicains" (LR) party
61% : Poulin sees a new senior environmental appointment in the government as evidence that Macron is paying some attention to voters who deserted LREM in France's large cities.
60% : The government's regeneration plans for the economy include €15 billion of investment earmarked for the ecological transition over the next two years.
59% : At the interior ministry, Christophe Castaner -- who heralded from the left -- is replaced by Gérald Darminin, also from "Les Républicains" on the right.
57% : The coronavirus pandemic has largely wiped out economic progress made since he came to power in 2017 and the outlook is bleak.
57% : LREM candidates failed to win any large cities in last month's local elections, and many smaller towns and rural areas went to the right-wing LR party.
56% : Some see the shape of the new government as confirmation that Macron's priority is not to woo the left -- many of whom instinctively detest the president -- but to park his tanks firmly on ground where he has made more headway. "Clearly for Emmanuel Macron, his strategy for 2022 is to be the right-wing candidate and to make sure that there is no-one coming from 'Les Républicains', the right-wing party, coming as a contender," Alexis Poulin, political analyst and founder of Le Monde Moderne, told Euronews.
56% : He's thinking that's his main competitor, so the whole stake for him is to be able to reach the second round...
48% : "Clearly there is no way Mr Macron can go back to some kind of austerity policy," the political scientist says, adding that the new policy will need to involve "relaunching the economy by investing a lot of public spending in it, and clearly that was not what he intended to do when he was elected.
48% : Emmanuel Macron's opinion poll rating remains stubbornly low even though his judgment during the pandemic has arguably been better than that of his now-ousted prime minister.
47% : "The lesson of 2017 is that nobody is safe now in the French political space."
46% : (LREM) movement, to the dismay of many on the left.
45% : Mr Philippe couldn't stay in power because he was more popular than the president," he argues, adding that with the appointment of Jean Castex "he is paving the way for the next election".
44% : The "time has come to act" on the environment, Emmanuel Macron said as he outlined his plans last month.
38% : National output is set to plunge by over 10%.
35% : Some believe Macron is betting on a similar scenario next time.
33% : Macron's popularity remains low.
32% : and he was an adviser to former President Nicolas Sarkozy.
31% : Nothing is less sure.
27% : Despite being elected in 2007 as an economic liberal, in the wake of the financial crash the following year, spending and debt soared as billions of euros were pumped into the economy.
25% : Mr Macron clearly didn't want to be threatened by anybody" in the 2022 race, he says.
23% : More than 800,000 jobs have been created since 2017 but at least as many are at risk after the economic earthquake resulting from the shutdown.
21% : "Probably that's one of the many reasons why (ex-prime minister)
19% : Even before last month's poor local election results, he had been tipped to adopt a greener, more social programme during the rest of his presidency.

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