Since his election in 2017, the presidency ofEmmanuel Macron was marked by a series of great challenges and crises that tested his ability to lead the France through turbulent times. Among the most prominent internal challenges, the movement of “ yellow vests ” he notes, having started as a protest against rising fuel taxes and evolved into a broader movement against economic inequality and the perception of an elitist government.
On the international stage, Macron had to face the war Ukraine, seeking to play a mediating role while firmly supporting European positions. In addition, the France has faced tensions with certain African countries, in particular the evilTHE Burkina Faso and more recently the Niger partly because of its colonial heritage, but also because of its current military presence and its interventions and positions considered neo-colonialist.
Many are wondering what the current president will do after his second term ends. During a recent exchange with students from the University ofAstana At Kazakhstan, the French president spoke about his vision of the post-presidency. He said that after serving his country for a decade as president, plans to take a completely different path in politics after 2027. He reiterated the importance of service to the nation and suggested to the students that such opportunities could be available to them as well.
Politics is not reserved for an elite
Macron also emphasized that politics was not reserved for an elite. According to him, in a democracy, public life belongs to everyone. He encouraged students to actively participate in politics and participate in public decisions. Highlighting his own unusual background, he recalled that he was not a member of a political party or even a politician until shortly before his election in 2017, although he held important positions such as Deputy Secretary General of the Élysée and Minister of Economy.
Macron has insisted on the importance of a vision that brings together the deep aspirations of freedom, creation, entrepreneurship, inventiveness and those linked to order, control and associated values. He believed that these aspirations were not incompatible and could coexist harmoniously within a nation.
Controversial decisions, and a damaged image
He also shared his “three principles of action” that guide his leadership: explaining decisions, being resilient in action and being results-oriented. He set the example of the 2023 pension reform, despite its unpopularity, showing his commitment to explaining decisions, standing firm in action and measuring the real impact of his actions on everyday life of citizens
It must be remembered that under his presidency, France was heavily criticized not only in Africa but in various parts of the world, including Latin America. Goal of the former Brazilian president Bolsonaroor the Turkish president Erdoğan not forgetting the former American president trump.