THE TIME FOR THE ASSESSMENT – Emmanuel Macron will deliver the traditional presidential greetings to the French at 8 p.m. this Friday. The Head of State will logically return to the particularly tense health context, but he also intends to discuss his results and the prospects for 2022.
“FRANCE COUNTS ON YOU”
Emmanuel Macron spoke directly to the “five million unvaccinated”, calling on them to make “this simple gesture”. “France is counting on you,” added the President of the Republic, who began his wishes for 2022 by recalling the “123,000 compatriots” who died as a result of the Covid.
EMMANUEL MACRON AT THE ÉLYSÉE
The President of the Republic returned from Fort Brégançon (Var), a presidential resort, where he spent the week. He is at the Élysée Palace, from where he will hold his greeting speech.
ONE YEAR AGO…
On December 31, 2020, the Head of State paid tribute to the French, and in particular to those who had been in the forefront in the battle against the pandemic. He then hoped for an improvement in the spring of 2021 …
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WHAT WILL EMMANUEL MACRON SAY?
The Élysée has given very little information on the content of the presidential vows. The entourage of the Head of State, however, indicated that it would be a question of the health situation, but also of the results of the past year and the prospects for the country. He will also evoke the European Union, of which France takes the rotating presidency for six months, this Friday evening from midnight.
“This will be an opportunity to talk about France and the French, challenges, successes too”, we were told.
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Welcome to our direct. From 8 p.m., you can follow here, as well as on TF1 and LCI (channel 26) Emmanuel Macron’s greeting speech to the French. A classic in the Republican tradition, marked for the second consecutive New Year’s Eve by the ubiquitous Covid-19 pandemic.
It is one of the essential republican traditions for a President of the Republic. As every year, Emmanuel Macron will pronounce this Friday, December 31 at 8 p.m., from the Elysee Palace, his wishes to the French, in a context marked, for the second consecutive New Year’s Eve, by the health crisis which continues to occupy all the political space. . A moment to find in our direct above.
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According to our information, the Head of State, who has not spoken since Christmas Eve and his trip to Fort Brégançon (Var), will lend himself to this “republican exercise“by evoking, of course, “the health context” marked by the explosion of cases of Covid-19 linked to the Omicron variant and the recent decisions taken by the Health Defense Council to try to limit what the executive now presents as a “tsunami”.
These wishes, which are inserted between the Defense Council of December 27 and a new Council expected on January 5, should not, in principle, result in new announcements in the health plan.
For now, the Head of State has posted on Twitter a video offering a “retro” of the year 2021.
“Challenges” and “successes” on the menu
The Head of State should also take the opportunity of New Year’s Eve to defend his record, and project the French into the coming year. “Beyond the simple assessment and perspectives, it will be an opportunity to talk about France and the French, challenges, successes too”, we told LCI in the presidential entourage.
It should also be a question of the rotating presidency of the European Union, which France will assume from Saturday, just four months before the presidential election.
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During his vows last year, Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the French for the “sacrifices” and the “good citizenship” which they had demonstrated during the first months of the pandemic. “Together, we emerge even more united and having learned a lot. In 2021, whatever happens, we will be able to face the crises”, he had assured. “The first months of the year will be difficult, and at least until spring, the epidemic will weigh on the life of our country”, he had also predicted.
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This Friday evening, Jean Castex will be on the bridge, alongside the military, announced Thursday Matignon in a press release. The Prime Minister will pay tribute to them on the occasion of a visit to the Ministry of the Armed Forces, to the on-call soldiers of the Center for the Planning and Conduct of Operations, which commands the 30,000 soldiers deployed in foreign operations. Then, he will meet the soldiers of Operation Sentinel, mobilized in Paris for the night of New Year’s Eve.
The Prime Minister will finally go to meet the carers of the resuscitation service of the Cochin hospital, then the firefighters of Paris.
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