In his New Year’s Eve speech, French President Emmanuel Macron (44) vowed to his comrades the further suffering of the corona epidemic, but at the same time struck a chord of optimism. “The coming weeks will be tough, and we all know that,” Macron said in a speech aired Friday evening. “The virus is circulating and spreading more and more.”
Then he gives hope: “Contrary to the same period last year, when the restrictions were very tight, we now have a vaccine weapon,” Macron said. He is “determinedly optimistic” about the future.
2022 – The end of the epidemic?
2022 may be the year the epidemic ends, “with you I want to believe it”. He again appealed for the country to vaccinate those who have not been vaccinated.
Otherwise, the head of state said, 2022 would be a decisive one for France – and the upcoming presidential election in the country. Again, Macron did not explicitly agree to run for president again.
In France, however, this is only a matter of time. “Whatever my role, I will continue to serve you and nothing will alienate my heart from France,” Macron said. (AFP / euc)
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