It’s in his home town of Amiens, in northern France, on Wednesday, that Emmanuel Macron announced that he was lauching his own political movement called “En Marche !” (Forward!) which is, according to his words, “neither of the right nor the left”.
With just over a year to go until French presidential election in 2017, the country’s economy minister chose the perfect timing.
The citizens are becoming tired of all the old parties and the fact that all the borders between political movements have merged. Macron intends to seduce young as well as old people and bring “fresh air” to this political disorder.
However, this evolution doesn’t please everybody. Emmanuel Macron is launching his movement while he is still involved in another one, the socialist-party. Manuel Valls, the current Prime minister said “There is a left and a right movement. It will be absurd to erase all these differences”. But Macron has a response to it “I’m in a leftwing government, unashamedly, but I also want to work with people from the right, who commit to the same values. This ambition, it’s radical, it’s a bit crazy, but there is such an energy in this country.”
Despite many critics, some political deputies seem to enjoy it: “The fantasy of the union of the right movements found its champion with Macron,” said Florian Philippot, vice president of the Front National.
Macron claimed that “this is not a movement for yet another candidate for the presidential election, that’s not my priority today.”
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