Macron Struck with 'No-confidence Vote' as Citizens Call for His Resignation
French President has failed to tame protests in across the country
French President Emmanuel Macron has been hit with a no-confidence vote following the widespread protests throughout the country.
In the wake of the yellow vest protests against fuel hikes, the motion has been filed by left-wing groups, according to reports.
Macron's recent address to the nation promising a minimum wage rise and tax concession has done little to tame protests and his government will face a no-confidence vote tomorrow.
While there is a small chance the administration would lose a no-confidence vote, the president will be forced to detail budget plans for next year, according to Bloomberg.
On Saturday almost 2000 people were arrested, and 264 people were injured during protests that developed into rioting and looting
The President acknowledged that mass immigration was also a significant concern, admitting, “We must tackle the question of immigration.”
The spokesman for the yellow vests of Magny in Montceau les Mines, Pierre-Gael Laveder, Tweeted about the French president being 'disdainful.'
Emmanuel Macron, writes @artgoldhammer, “mistook his ample margin of victory for a mandate, which it certainly was not. The majority of those who voted for him were rejecting Le Pen rather than embracing Macron.”https://t.co/1YJ33wbTKn— Foreign Affairs (@ForeignAffairs) December 12, 2018
A new low for Macron
According to new polling figures, support for Macron has plummeted to the lowest in his entire Presidency.
The Ifop-Fiducial survey, which was conducted out for Paris Match and Sud Radio, found the globalist 'golden boy' saw a massive slump by 6 points last month. Then plummeting to its lowest ever level of 23 percent in December.
Now there are almost eight in ten voters angered with the president, which has ultimately seen his approval ratings fall dramatically since he took office in May 2017.
The first Ifop poll found that 66 percent of voters approved of Macron's performance back in 2017.
In 2018, the strong disapproval has grown sharply, most notably in the last 12 months, see 50 percent amongst the 1,004 people surveyed for December 2018 matched with 27 percent of voters polled in 2017.