France's 'president of the rich' launches anti-poverty plan


French President Emmanuel Macron, whose reform policies, notably tax breaks for the wealthy and public spending cuts, have earned him the nickname by opponents of 'president of the rich', on Thursday unveiled a drive to reduce poverty in France, which affects an estimated 14% of the population, costed at 8 billion euros over four years.

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Emmanuel Macron may have declared war on poverty, but in the poorest towns of France there is little love lost for the ex-banker slammed by critics as a "president of the rich", reports FRANCE 24.