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Markets impacted: French stocks
France’s former Minister of Economy under the Socialist party before he quit to launch his own centre-left movement, Macron has made ending traditional party politics the crux of his campaign — but he also has plans for France’s underperforming economy.
Those plans include reforming France’s pensions programme, cutting corporation tax and a €50 billion investment in public spending. However, he’s been vague about how those plans will be funded, foreseeing €60 billion raised through increased employment and greater ‘efficiency’.
His policy on Europe, though, is clear: he’s committed to keeping France at the heart of both the euro and the EU.