Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied to a call Saturday by firebrand leftist politician Jean-Luc Melenchon to join a protest in Paris against French President Emmanuel Macron's sweeping reforms of the labor code.
Supporters of France’s far-left opposition party have staged a protest rally in Paris to voice their discontent with sweeping labor reforms by President Emmanuel Macron, who has suffered a sharp decline in popularity ratings.
President Emmanuel Macron on Friday signed sweeping changes to France's complex labor code into law, ramming through a landmark reform four months into his administration despite protests from hardline unions.
The French president emphasized the influential role of Iran in the Syria peace process, saying no “efficient” solution could be found to the six-year-old crisis in the Arab state without the Islamic Republic.
Emmanuel Macron faces the first major protests of his presidency on Tuesday as one of the country’s biggest trade unions prepares to lead demonstrations against his planned labor reforms. More than 180 protests are planned nationwide.
French President Emmanuel Macron, who last week called Venezuela a dictatorship, is scheduled to meet with opposition representatives, including the president and vice president of the opposition-governed congress, on Monday, his office says.
Most French voters are now dissatisfied with Emmanuel Macron’s performance, a poll showed on Sunday, a dramatic decline for a president who basked in a landslide election victory less than four months ago.
Emmanuel Macron’s honeymoon didn’t last long. Less than three months after his election, France’s energetic and image-conscious president has seen his popularity drop after announcing budget cuts, launching a divisive labor reform and engaging in a damaging dispute with the military.
French President Emmanuel Macron heads into the summer break faced with falling popularity ratings after tough debates in parliament over labor reform and a public ethics law, a standoff with the military and cuts to housing assistance.