The country is plagued by all sorts of blockades and other incidents. Roadblocks are set up on many roads and around major cities by demonstrators.
Beyond the organisational frustrations, the optics of the king’s reception and the almost revolutionary atmosphere in France contributed to the cancellation.
The prime minister justifies her action by defending the rights of women, whom she considers to be “the first victims of gender ideology.”
Gisèle Halimi fits in quite perfectly with the progressive political agenda, uniting the feminist with the decolonial struggle: an excellent marker of the political neuroses of our time.
Even if the government has not been overthrown and the pension law is automatically adopted, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne now suffers from a severe lack of legitimacy.
Hidalgo’s obstinacy in not disclosing the requested documents has fostered the animosity of Parisians towards her and reinforced her image as a public figure who believes herself to be above the law.
The government’s announcement to use article 49.3 of the Constitution has put the country in a state of fever. Now, the government runs the risk of being overthrown.
Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo is refusing to act. She and her team are blaming the government and its pension reform for the current situation, which she intends to encourage.
For Viktor Orbán, this meeting has a strong symbolic dimension: despite his positions, which are contrary to the majority of his European colleagues, he maintains dialogue with the West.
His mind clouded with arrogance, Macron was on display as tone deaf and diplomatically irresponsible during his African tour.
Macron’s statement was welcomed by women’s rights groups, which have been campaigning for this constitutionalisation of abortion since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
The bill is progressing in the Senate but is more unpopular than ever in public opinion. It crystallises a certain number of resentments plied against the president and his government.