Sputnik: Can Macron recapture his initial popularity?
Xavier Moreau: In my opinion, it's too late because usually when you want to do some reforms, you do it in the first six months after you are elected. Vladimir Putin, for instance, did this with the pension reform in Russia, but Macron didn't do anything real.
He's done very little significant reforms and now it's too late. Even for instance, regarding the SNCF if you look at what he did exactly, it will start working in three or four years, so it won't give any results before the next French presidential election.
Macron is in a situation where he has no possibility to find a second wind and that's why he's going to talk more and more about the EU and French-German co-operation; all the tricks that usually the left use in France to try to persuade the French people that they are doing something.
Sputnik: Who will be his main challengers in the future?
There are some others for instance; for example, the lovers of France party and maybe the ultra-left party, but this party is pro-immigration so it's not that popular at this time with the French people.
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