Breitbart: Paris (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron will go on television on Monday evening to announce a series of policy changes based on the feedback received over two months of public consultations triggered by the “yellow vest” revolt.
Macron will give a televised speech at 1800 GMT setting out the “first concrete measures” to be taken in response to the “concerns raised” at over 10,000 debates held around the country as well as the nearly two million contributions made online, the presidency told AFP.
Two days later he will give a press conference to discuss his policy adjustments, the presidency added — a rare move by a leader who has avoided press conferences since his election in 2017, apart from when receiving foreign leaders.
One of Macron’s aides told AFP that the country could look forward to “a new act” in the centrist’s presidency, characterised by “profound changes.”
On Sunday evening, Macron was meeting with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and cabinet ministers to fine-tune his announcements, the advisor said.
Macron launched his “Grand National Debate” on January 15 to try end the biggest crisis of his presidency.
In mid-November, demonstrators furious over rising fuel taxes and inequality began occupying roundabouts in rural France, kickstarting a movement that quickly snowballed into a full-scale anti-Macron revolt.
Every Saturday over the past five months, tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Paris and other cities to protest policies they see as skewed towards the rich and big business. more here