Reconfinement: the challenges of Emmanuel Macron's speech

The national reconfinement will come into force on Friday October 30 at midnight, announced in his televised address on Wednesday October 28. A speech in which the President of the Republic “justified the turn of the screw”, underlines Arnaud Boutet, of the political service of France 2. “He cites Europe, the neighboring countries, also affected, but he has not made a mea culpa since the start of this crisis”, he recalls.

According to the journalist, “considers that the government has acted well, given the information at its disposal”. While the head of state had mentioned a “war situation” in March, at the start of the epidemic, Wednesday evening, his speech had less martial overtones. After his intervention, all the leaders of the political class “called for respect for health discipline, but economic circles have had the most virulent reactions”, emphasizes Arnaud Boutet.

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