Macron Lays Out Plans For French Presidency

French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron presented a platform that calls for cutting costs and bureaucracy to boost hiring, and push investment in what he called the economy of the future.

Macron has been under fire from rivals for what they say has been the vagueness of his program for the presidency. In a two-hour presentation on Thursday, he sought to detail his proposals in what he termed six main priorities: education, work, economic modernization, security, democratic renewal and international engagement.

“Everyone will ask if it’s a program of the left or of the right,” he said. “I want it to be a program that brings France into the 21st century. It’s essential to liberate sectors of our economy, but at same time to provide protections for all.”


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.