Macron’s pop­u­lar­ity hits new low amid French protests

Panay News - - NEWS -

PARIS – French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron and Prime Min­is­ter Edouard Philippe’s ap­proval rat­ings hit new lows as the “yel­low vest” protests gath­ered pace, ac­cord­ing to an Ifop- Fidu­cial poll for Paris Match and Sud Ra­dio pub­lished on Tues­day.

Macron’s ap­proval rat­ing fell to 23 per­cent in the poll con­ducted late last week, down six points on t he pre­vi­ous month. Philippe’s rat­ing fell 10 points to 26 per­cent.

The pres­i­dent’s score matches the low charted by his pre­de­ces­sor Fran­cois Hol­lande in late 2013, ac­cord­ing to Paris Match. Hol­lande was then con­sid­ered to be the least pop­u­lar leader in mod­ern French his­tory.

The first “yel­low vest” demon­stra­tions were held on Nov. 17 to con­test fu­eltax rises, and have since evolved into a broader protest move­ment and anti-Macron up­ris­ing. (


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