Is this a government seminar or a campaign workshop? On Wednesday, September 8, Emmanuel Macron will convene his ministers and secretaries of state to discuss short, medium, and long-term reform.
Everyone, in their respective corridors, worked on the priorities to be assigned to the “last 100 days” before the start of the presidential campaign… and on the president’s desired investment plan, dubbed “France 2030 ′′.
The contours of this new envelope of 30 billion euros, if not more, will be announced in the coming weeks by the Head of State himself. According to his advisor Stéphane Séjourné in Le Journal du Dimanche, “in October.”
The chance for President Macron to sketch his vision of France for the next decade, just after sketching his future school in Marseille. For the final year of his five-year term, Mr Macron has chosen to work in the fields of politics, economics, international relations, and media. Alternatively, to be present on all fronts.
And we’ll have to get used to being everywhere. After donning his influencer costume in August, following his vacation at Fort Brégançon, to respond to fake news in the Covid, the President of the Republic donned that of a -almost- candidate to make his comeback in the Phocaean city over three days.
A presidential visit to France that lasted an unusually long time, during which he increased the number of crowds, speeches, meetings, and promised state aid in Marseille on a variety of topics, including safety education. A genuine presidential-candidate displacement.
Back in Paris, Emmanuel Macron was scheduled to present and carry his government’s investment plan this month. It will come later: dissatisfied with the first draft, he rejected the announcements, according to several media outlets.
Whatever the case, the Head of State will be able to develop another of his favourite themes, or one that is critical for the spring of 2022, beginning next week, when the Beauvau of security is completed. “Each sequence must be lively,” a presidential adviser tells Le Monde of this hectic comeback; offensive on the Elysée side.
The opposition is becoming irritated with this double hat, indicating that the offensive is working. “Everyone understands that he is in an election campaign, and we are all expected to pretend not to have seen him,” grumbled Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the Insoumis, as Emmanuel Macron arrived in Marseille on September 1.