In the Council of Ministers, this Wednesday, Emmanuel Macron emphasized the seriousness of the challenges of the start of the school year in an unusual speech of despair.
According to Philippe Moreau-Chevrolet, professor of political communication at Sciences Po, the head of state “wants to show that he is not burdened by the situation”.The picture is dark. This Wednesday, August 24, in the introduction of the Council of Ministers at the Elysée, Emmanuel Macron was particularly ambitious. As if he wanted to prepare the French for difficult times and for “sacrifices” in this period marked by “a series of great conflicts”, war in Ukraine Through Drought.
“I believe that what we are going through is an order of great change or great upheaval”, announced the President of the Republic during his unique speech. “We are experiencing the end of what may seem like an abundance”. For Emmanuel Macron, we are also experiencing “the end of evidence” and “the rise of corrupt regimes and the strengthening of authoritarian regimes” and “the end of a kind of incompetence”.
For Philippe Moreau-Chevrolet, professor of political communication at Sciences Po and president of the company MCBG Conseil, the head of state wants to control the situation but is faced with the difficulty of reconciling terms.
L’Express: Why did Emmanuel Macron use words that caused concern? What is the goal pursued by the Head of State?
Philippe Moreau-Chevrolet: Emmanuel Macron is trying to regain control of the situation, at least in words, and he wants to show that he is not overwhelmed by it. He is trying to give the impression that he has managed this difficult political period. He is also trying to gain height to try to reassure the French and show that he has an overall view of the situation. But we can consider that this talk of a certain tragedy shows a kind of political impotence, even if it is short-lived. The Head of State is faced with conditions that are very difficult to reconcile. »