French President Emmanuel Macron currently seems to be public enemy number one in his own country. In just over a year in office, he’s managed to infuriate a majority of the French by introducing biting economic reforms; some even by executive order; that means bypassing a parliamentary debate. Macron says the reforms are needed to modernize France and will reduce costs while ultimately improving efficiency. He’s accused those who oppose the changes of being “lazy” and “cynical."
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