Alexandre Chauveau // Photo credit: Xose Bouzas / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP 21:06 p.m., December 30, 2023, modified at 21:07 p.m., December 30, 2023

Emmanuel Macron will present his greetings to the French people this Sunday evening at 20 p.m., to be followed live on Europe 1. The Head of State will take stock of the past year and look ahead to next year, which will be marked by the European elections and the Olympic Games, among other things. The president begins 2024 with the desire to relaunch his five-year term.

After a year marked by the difficult adoption of the pension reform, the riots in July and the tumultuous immigration sequence at the end of the year, Emmanuel Macron is expected to send a message of unity to the French and try to open a new page in 2024.

Reinvigorating its mandate

The year should thus begin with a reshuffle within the government, with its share of unknowns, starting with whether or not Elisabeth Borne will remain in Matignon. The head of state could also give hints of major reforms to come. The text on the end of life should be part of it and could be debated next year in Parliament.

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2024 will also be a year of major international events for Emmanuel Macron, culminating in the Olympic Games. This will be a few weeks after the European elections, where the National Rally is currently the favourite.

Hence the desire for the Head of State to give new impetus to his mandate. He will have the opportunity to outline this new course during the meeting with the Nation, announced in December and which could take the form of a speech delivered in the coming weeks.