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Professor Rainbow Murray, Emmanuel Macron tries to rebrand

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In the past week, French President Emmanuel Macron, has faced criticism that he is aloof and out of touch with the French people. Professor Rainbow Murray said: “This is still a Jupiterian, ‘rise-above’ mentality. He is subtly contrasting himself here with his predecessors, especially Hollande, who craved public approval and allowed this to dictate their policies and behaviour. In contrast, he is willing to take a hard line, to remain aloof, in order to do what he considers to be in the best interests of the people rather than his own political best interests.”
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