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Macron: a president drunk on power

Having imposed his pension reform against the French people's wishes, France's president is now in the throes of an authoritarian dash to pursue policies that favour owners of capital. As a result, argues Romaric Godin in this op-ed article, from now on what the president wants is what the country gets – whether it likes it or not.

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In the end you have to face facts. The recent retirement age reforms in France was not just about pensions. Instead, a broader political project was at play. The aim was much more about imposing one man's power on an entire society. By imposing his reform, the president of the Republic disregarded political opposition in the National Assembly, unprecedented social protests and the plan's general unpopularity.

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