Tireless and involved on all fronts at once, the young President has proven his intention to disrupt.
Meanwhile, anecdotes about his high level of activity and expectations run aplenty among his staff, who have grown accustomed to receiving text messages from him at three in the morning. While repeatedly advocating his vision of a more agile and dynamic country, the President has closely managed all of his communications and placed a particular value on symbols.
For the time being, domestic public opinion has followed his reforms without much enthusiasm. Still, the clear division leading up to the 2017 election – between a populist France tempted by a withdrawal from the international sphere and a France with an ambitious domestic agenda and a strong commitment to Europe – remains a looming obstacle for the country.
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