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.”