France's Hollande swipes at ex-minister Macron ahead of election

France's Hollande swipes at ex-minister Macron ahead of election
 

French President Francois Hollande took a sideswipe at ex-economy Minister Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, saying members of the government who had resigned to prepare to run against him in next year's presidential election had forgotten their duty.
"Ministers who quit a government, in which they had the opportunity to change France, had the levers in their hands to influence economic and industrial policy, save jobs, shore up entire sectors, address problems in schools or housing, well I think that's akin to forgetting what politics is all about," he said in an extract from an... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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