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PARIS Cheap Sean Couturier Jersey , Aug. 15 (Xinhua) — The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, who celebrated Tuesday his 100 days in office, has dropped to a historical low, recent polls showed.
President Macron’s approval rating dropped to 36 percent, a historical low for a French president’s 100 days in modern era. His unpopularity rate is 10 points higher than his predecessor Francois Hollande Cheap Travis Konecny Jersey , according to an Ifop poll published last Friday.
This was a sharp contrast with the 66.10 percent votes Macron obtained in the general elections on May 8, 2017.
The fall of his approval rating can be partly explained by the budgetary savings for 2017 initiated by the government, the departure of several ministers and the implementation of a project to moralize the country’s political life.
What originally caused the decline in his popularity was the reforms initiated by the government, especially the reduction of housing subsidies of 5 euros per month starting from October.
“We need to undertake a comprehensive reform of personal housing subsidies, which is absolutely essential because we are dealing with amounts to be mastered but above all with structural reforms to be put in place Cheap Ivan Provorov Jersey ,” Jacques Mezard, Minister of Territorial Cohesion, told French radio station RTL in late July.
The announcement has triggered debates in France. For the opponents as well as a large number of French, the government attacks the poorest by lowering this aid.
Housing aid cost France 20 billion euros (23.47 billion U.S. dollars) last year, according to official figures. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has stressed the importance of reducing the housing aid cost Cheap Jakub Voracek Jersey , saying “we spend twice as much as our European neighbors on housing assistance.”
Meanwhile, Macron’s plan to trim defense budget spending by 850 million euros (980.4 million U.S. dollars) to help the nation meet the deficit target of 3 percent met opposition of France’s most senior armed forces chief Pierre de Villiers, who resigned in July.
“Under the current circumstances I see myself no longer able to guarantee the robust defense force I believe necessary to guarantee the protection of France and the French people, today and tomorrow, and to sustain the aims of our country Cheap Shayne Gostisbehere Jersey ,” de Villiers said in a statement.
In an interview with the French journal Le Figaro, Jerome Fourquet, director of the opinion and strategy department of the French Institute of Public Opinion, contributed the fall of the approval rating of the French president to those reforms he undertook.
“From the general policy speeches and the announcements of the cuts in various ministries, the comet of Macron has returned to the atmosphere. We are then struggling with the reality which is complicated Cheap Claude Giroux Jersey , because there are arbitrages to take, means are narrow, and therefore discontent is generated, “said Mr. Fourquet.
The scandals involving several ministers of the government also damaged the image of the new team in public opinion, and therefore caused the sharp decline in the popularity rating of Emmanuel Macron.
The Minister of Territorial Cohesion Richard Ferrand Cheap Wayne Simmonds Jersey , one of the faithful of Macron, is accused of having favored in 2011 his wife in a real estate market while he was director general of the Mutuelles de Bretagne and having hired his son in 2014 as a parliamentary collaborator while he was a socialist deputy.
The opposition quickly made it parallel with the so-called Penelopegate affair. Mr. Ferrand ended up by resignation, followed later by his colleagues of the Army, Sylvie Goulard; European Affairs, Marielle de Sarnez and Justice Cheap Nolan Patrick Jersey , Francois Bayrou.
These resignations took place at a time when the government was preparing to implement one of its campaign promises: the moralization of political life.
SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) — Two youth were killed and several others injured in clashes between government forces and locals following militant killings in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Monday.
The killings took place after government forces fired upon protesters in Shopian and Pulwama districts, south of Srinagar city Wholesale Philadelphia Flyers Jerseys , the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Intense clashes broke out at Awneera village of Shopian where three militants and two Indian troopers were killed on Sunday.
A 25-year-old youth, Muhammad Sayeed Bhat of Shirmal village of Shopian was hit by bullet near the gunfight site and succumbed to his injuries in the evening.
Another youth Owais Ahmad Dar was killed after receiving multiple pellet wounds in his chest when government forces fired pellets to disperse the protesters near Kakapora village of Pulwama district.
“Last evening after the encounter ended in Shopian, a mob started pelting stones on security forces in Kakapora who were on their way back from the encounter site. While dealing with the mob, one youth identified as Owais Ahmad Dar suffered pellet injuries. The injured was shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries,” a police spokesman said.
Clashes also erupted in several places at Kulgam and Shopian resulting in injuries of several people.
Local media reports put the number of injured at around 30 during daylong clashes.
People assembling at gunfight sites in support of militants and attacking government forces with stones has evolved as a new phenomenon of resistance in the region. Despite reprimand from police and army to stay away from gunfight sites Cheap Philadelphia Flyers Jerseys , people continue to ignore calls and readily defy restrictions.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people Monday participated in the funeral procession and mourning of the slain youth at Shopian and Pulwama. People shouted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans during the procession. Both the districts are observing a complete shutdown against the k May 9th, 2015.
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