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Macron blasted for ‘absolute lack of responsibility’: French leader accused posturing

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The French premier taunted his critics before he left for holiday.

It came after it was revealed he did not fire his bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, when the aide was caught on camera manhandling protesters at a Paris rally.

But a month later, no one has come after Macron and according to expert in constitutional law from the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Olivier Pluen, no one will.

Mr Pluen thinks Macron’s remarks are posturing because the French constitution stops presidents from being interrogated or prosecuted in office to preserve the presidential office and the role of head of state it entails.

He told Bloomberg: “The president – and therefore Emmanuel Macron – isn’t liable politically, criminally and civilly.

“And this absolute lack of responsibility comes with a temporary inviolability during his term.

“No one will thus come get Emmanuel Macron from a legal standpoint.”

National Front leader Marine Le Pen said Mr Macron’s remarks were “not very fair play when the Constitution — which we aren’t trying to contest – protects him precisely from any obligation to be accountable”.

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Mr Macron faced the biggest political crisis of his tenure after a video of his security chief beating up two protesters was revealed by the daily Le Monde.

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The video sparked nationwide outrage, with opposition leaders accusing the government of failing to properly punish Mr Benalla or refer him promptly to judicial authorities.

Macron also criticised the French media’s coverage of the incident, saying: “We have a press that is no longer pursuing the truth… What I see is media power that wants to become judicial power.”

The incident caused a dramatic tumble in his popularity as a result.

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A poll conducted by YouGov earlier this month for the Huffington Post and the French television channel CNews, showed that Mr Macron’s approval rating had fallen to 27 percent, down five percentage points from June.

The survey also marked the young centrist’s lowest YouGov approval rating since he took power in May 2017.

At 62 per cent, Mr Macron’s disapproval rating reached a record high, YouGov said, although the polling institute stressed that respondents had been asked to comment on “the president’s actions, and not on his image”.

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