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Macron expresses three wishes in New Year's address

(Xinhua)    10:23, January 01, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed three wishes, "Truth, Dignity, Hope," in his televised 2019 New Year's address broadcast on Monday night, in a context of social tension caused by the "Yellow vests" movement.

"This year 2019 is decisive in my eyes and I want to make three wishes. Firstly a vow of truth: we do not build anything on lies," said Macron, adding that he will write to the French "in a few days "to clarify the expectations of the great debate recently promised by him in response to the anger of "Yellow vests ".

"My second wish is a vow of dignity, I am convinced that every citizen is necessary for the nation's project ... That everyone feels fully involved," said the French president.

He stressed that the republican order "will be assured without complacency", and insisted that "some people take as an excuse to speak on behalf of the people ... and being only the mouthpieces of a hate crowd. it is simply the negation of France! "

On the third vow of hope, he noted that "let us stop discrediting ourselves, or to make believe that France would be a country where solidarities do not exist, where we should spend more and more. (...) We can do better and we have to do better. "

"I believe in ourselves, I believe in this French and European hope," he said.

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