Emmanuel Macron told he has ‘ONE YEAR’ to prove himself as pressure grows on president

The centrist president’s radical reform agenda, which he says will help deeply transform the country’s economy and society, has been fiercely opposed by members of the opposition.

And Mr Debré told French daily Le Parisien: “I do not particularly like Mr Macron, whom I voted for but do not know. 

“And I really do not care whether he is more left or right-wing, so long as he makes good on his promises and pushes through his much-needed reform agenda, which is an agenda government officials have been calling for – in vain – for the past 15 years.” 

“But I have this nagging feeling that those opposed to the new government want Mr Macron’s reform plans to fail. Why can’t we all just be positive for once and stop slamming the new president just for the sake of slamming him?

“We will assess the Mr Macron’s performance in one year’s time. Because only time will tell if his economic and social reforms were a success, or if his promise to transform France via a series of tough reforms was nothing more than a publicity stunt designed to help him win the presidential election.”

Mr Macron faced his first big test last month as hundreds of thousands of workers and unionists took to the streets to protest against the labour law reforms, which far-left opposition party leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the head of the Communist-backed La France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party, has repeatedly labelled a “social coup d’état”.