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French bureaucracy cannot be defeated

25 April 2024

1:34 AM

25 April 2024

1:34 AM

When Emmanuel Macron launched his campaign to win the French presidency eight years ago, he promised to cut the number of civil servants in France by 50,000 and impose fundamental reforms on the bloated state. So how’s that going?

In 2017 when Macron was elected there were 5.6 million fonctionnaires. By 2021 there were 5.7

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