In Lofty Versailles Speech, Macron Tells the French to Prepare for Change
The new president has launched as much as an agent of change that France wanted and as a bulwark against his country a new uncertain world order.
Mr. Macron said very little since his election on May 7, cultivating a kind of mystery about his exact intentions.
It broke this mid-season on Monday in a speech that lasted more than an hour in a rare joint session of the French parliament in Versailles.
He set a high standard for his five-year term, giving a tone but largely avoiding the details.
Instead, the president returned to the campaign mode: an extended and high-flying speech, centered largely on the quasi-mystical relationship of ordinary citizens to political power. This relationship was damaged, he suggested.
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Along the way, which has widespread, with moralists praise for France’s cultural heritage, a petition for the “fair and humane” treatment of refugees, the implementation of a less technological and semi-sought European Union hidden in the States United under President Trump when he warned against such “democracies, old allies, now threatening the established order.”
By American Expression standards, it was abstract. But Mr Macron was a point: the French citizens demanded changes after years of stagnation, had to change and it was man to do so.
“This is nothing less than the elimination between the French and Republic citizens, the relationship has dissolved within the framework of the mechanical exercise of energy,” Macron said.
“A contractual relationship,” he added. “Efficiency, representativeness and accountability, I want the emergence of a contractual republic.”
“Our democracy nourishes itself in action and in our capacity to change what is daily and real,” he said. “It’s not five years of adjustment and the half-measures we have before us,” said Mr. Macron. The French “waiting for a deep transformation.”
First, it was proposed to reduce by a third body that heard, the French swollen parliament of 900 members. He then told lawmakers that they had less regulation.
“We are going to put an end to the proliferation of legislation,” he said, which was not compatible with the changing economy and society that confronts France.
This motive was consistent with the disdain that Mr. Macron has shown since the beginning of the world of conventional French politics.
Surprised the traditional parties of the right and left, and now relies on last month’s elections most of its own political movement.
“The French showed their impatience with a political world made up of hollow sterile disputes and ambitions in which we have lived so far,” he said Monday.
Surveys show that the French are now more optimistic than they were in recent years. Mr. Macron wanted to encourage optimism about the future Monday.
France was asked to become “the center of a new humanist project for the world,” informing citizens to beware of “cynicism that remains at home.”
He added, “And that’s all we need to close it, day after day.”
He entered the French press, which he has largely avoided since his election, calling for “putting an end to these men hunting” to “the unceasing pursuit of scandal” and a “frenzy of shame for us” – and it has already cost several Ministers contaminated by the potential for financial misconduct.