(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
I know! Kinda strange eh? But very French.
This is from his wiki.
"Macron has notably advocated in favor of the free market
and reducing the public-finances deficit.
He first publicly used the term "liberal" to describe himself in a 2015 interview with Le Monde
. He added that he is "neither right nor left" and that he advocates "a collective solidarity."
During a visit to the Vendée
in August 2016, he stated, "Honesty compels me to say that I am not a socialist." He explained that he was part of the "left government" because he wanted "to serve the public interest" as any minister would.
In his book Revolution
, published in November 2016, Macron presents himself as both a "leftist" and a "liberal ... if by liberalism one means trust in man."
With his party En Marche!
, Macron's stated aim is to transcend the left-right divide in a manner similar to François Bayrou
or Jacques Chaban-Delmas
, asserting that "the real divide in our country ... is between progressives and conservatives." With the launch of his independent candidacy and his use of anti-establishment rhetoric, Macron has been labelled a "populist" by some observers, notably Manuel Valls
, but Macron rejects this term."
So he's a Tony Blair except we don't have financial capitalism to tax and provide a proper welfare state. So more austerity economics. Who knows, maybe that will
things up enough so Le Pen wins next time -____-
At least he isn't shutting the borders to refugees.