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"French president Emmanuel Macron gave him much -ticipant address. Yesterday has speech that's been delayed for over a week because of the huge fire Nacho Dom cathedral. His televised remarks came in response to the yellow vest protests, which have caused a cloud over the last six months of his presidency and prompted a great national debate an exercise in which Macron heard complaints from hundreds of thousands of French voters history. Explain it all is Florence Peterman AFP London bureau chief Florence thanks for coming in after three months of negotiations. President Macron has vowed to press ahead with his government's program to transform France. He said that public order must be restored. How does he plan to achieve this? Yeah. That's what is very striking is intervention yesterday. Started after five minutes by saying that he was right in what he was doing his line. The direction is giving to his reformist government is right. And there should be a return to public. Order as you said like there was this month's of tuition by the reverse at time, very violence, and this gave affronts abroad and also in the country that that cannot be tolerated very much longer. So I think like reaffirming that people has to come back was something he had to do anyway because this is a request even from from the French people, but no concrete detail on how actually that will be chief where that will be police measures and during his own intervention, by the way, he gave the lead said the big picture of what he wants to achieve. There was not really much details like for example, mentioned like tax cuts for the middle class. But he didn't give any figures on this. I guess this will be left to to the prime minister to give more details. What he wanted to achieve to to talk to France as who'll after this long national debate and to give some answers to to the request and the. That have been expressed. But what is also remarkable? I think is it's not a direct answer to the elevates. It's rather answers for for for the Huda France and the population, which somehow more reasonable because the elevated said from the start and before his his conclusions of the great national debate that they would never be satisfied with what she was supposed to to to suggest the suggestion that the elite civil service academy is to be shot. This is a very symbolic gesture. I think what is also striking is that Emmanuel himself is a product of of the school. So there was also this kind of university e- could have also chosen to reform it because some some other institutions like sport, for example, in Paris, which is also, and it is school has been a bit transformed. So that there is more opening to to diversity to social diversity too. But so the the fact that you're not say, it would be scrapped is supposed to be an answer to all the critics of these elites ruling the country that seems to be always like working and thinking together and cut from the population. So I would say it's a symbol. But also can achieve some somewhere transformation in in in the way, people are trained before they become those voters in France. Was there any sense of an apology from Macron Renita give one where his head of state? So he cannot come and be that humbled to apologize. But he certainly had some knowledge -ment some remarks here, and there that he appeared he realize the appeal to our gun sometimes call this. It's not meets not my personality. And he certainly used allowed the words human like to put the human at the core of his politics."