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Macron’s plan to move right: School uniforms, national service and more babies

The French president seeks to gain ground among conservatives with his calls to restore traditions of yesteryear.

PARIS — In an appeal for traditionalist right-wing support, President Emmanuel Macron wants the French to produce more babies, perform mandatory national service and go back to wearing school uniforms.

  • Victor Goury-Laffont
  • Politico

Facing an increasingly tough popularity contest against Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally, Macron is making a bid to “restore authority.”

He said during a wide-ranging press conference late Tuesday the country had to “relearn to share values, a common culture and civility, in schools and in public.”

The French president…

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