President Macron plays waiting game in long-awaited TV interview

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It was an hour into his television appearance on Sunday night before President Emmanuel Macron summed up the main thrust of his message, using a rhetorical device to make his point. “You said 'he won't be elected without a party', it happened; you said 'he won't get a hearing abroad' and it happened, we're being listened to; you said 'there won't be a [Parliamentary] majority'; we have a large, [gender] balanced, modernised majority; you said 'the first reforms won't take place, the people will be in the streets' and they've been carried out.”