Alexandre Chauveau, edited by Romain Rouillard 06:32, December 31, 2022

For the sixth year in a row, Emmanuel Macron will present his wishes to the French during a televised address this Saturday evening at 8 p.m.

A speech in which he will outline the main projects that the executive will have to carry out in 2023. And in particular the pension reform. 

It is a tradition inaugurated by General de Gaulle in 1960 and respected since by all his successors.

This Saturday, December 31, at 8 p.m., President Emmanuel Macron will present his wishes to the French for the sixth consecutive year.

This very formal and codified speech brings together at least 10 million viewers.

This time, the Head of State should deliver a message of unity and discuss the projects that are coming up for 2023. 

A speech in a tense social climate

This recorded speech will be closely scrutinized to try to detect, beyond the words addressed to people who are alone or sick, the course that the president wishes to give to the coming months.

If the war in Ukraine and inflation will probably be among the topics discussed, the president should also dwell on the famous pension reform, presented - in principle - on January 10.

Undoubtedly the biggest reform of this beginning of the five-year term.



- Pension reform: how is Emmanuel Macron's unexpected decision explained?

All in a tense social climate, like the strikes by SNCF controllers or general practitioners in recent days.

At the same time, Emmanuel Macron must also deliver a message of unity and hope in an attempt to boost the morale of the French people who have suffered from the chain of crises in recent years.