School of Politics and International Relations

Macron's 'problem' revealed – 'President of the rich' will 'struggle' to please protesters

2 May 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron will “struggle” to win over protesters because of his background, Associate Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, Professor Rainbow Murray, has claimed. Speaking on Sky News, the professor claimed Mr Macron had an “image problem” and said he had a nickname of the “President of the rich”. She said: “It is a difficult problem to face. I think part of the problem is that Macron himself has got an image problem.