According to a poll commissioned by the newspapers Le Figaro and Franceinfo is the two camps are relatively equal. 59 per cent of the respondents were not impressed by the promises made, while 40 per cent considered themselves convinced.
Even if the Macros do not seem to have gained a majority by itself, yet it was a doubling of the support compared with the president after his speech on 27 november, when the share of convinced was just 19 percent.
is also a majority in favour. The highest support was the promise to make overtime tax-free (85%), then the elimination of the extra pensionärsskatt for those who earn less than 2,000 euros a month (70 per cent), the increase of the minimum wage with 100 euros a month (61%) and the possibility for employers to distribute tax-free christmas bonus to the employees (55 per cent).
Among the informal leaders in the Yellow vests, the feedback was also mixed. The most sympathetic is Jacline Mouraud, whose viral video about the fuel tax is seen as a starting point for the movement.
According to the BBC, " she says now, the demonstrators can't ”spend the rest of their lives in roundabouts”, and that they now ”need to get out of this crisis”.
however, was more critical. Maxime Nicolle says that it was ”too little, too late”, and Benjamin Cauchy consider the promises as half-hearted.
– 100 euro is good for them with the minimum wage, but it does not help the middle income earners who are struggling under enormous economic pressure, " he says, according to the BBC.
The French tv channel BFMTV reports of a calmer atmosphere in the several parts of the country during Tuesday morning. For example, the student-led part of the movement demonstrations at 170 colleges and other institutions in the country, compared with 450 the day before.
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