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 Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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