Macron is on the verge of a meltdown as he is forced to defend the new Covid rules, which he describes as “not a dictatorship.”
EMMANUEL MACRON has stated categorically that the implementation of his new COVID-19 legislation is “not a dictatorship.”
Many French politicians have called the new laws, which include forced vaccines and Covid tests before entering a theater or restaurant, “dictatorship.” Furthermore, under certain circumstances, the French government will compel people to acquire health passes. A health pass is made up of a certificate of full immunization, a negative PCR test from within the last 48 hours, or a certificate of COVID-19 recovery lasting more than 15 days but less than six months.
Anyone caught without a health card when they require one will be sentenced to six months in prison and fined 10,000 euros.
The announcement comes after a major spat between the French President and the French people.
The French public asked Mr. Macron to follow Boris Johnson’s lead and repeal the coronavirus regulations.
The French President, on the other hand, has justified his decision.
“No, this is not a dictatorship,” he said.
“A dictatorship is not a place where all of your liberties are preserved, where the full election cycle is preserved, where you can exercise your rights, where we reimburse all of your tests, where the vaccine is free; I believe the terms have meaning.”
“We have people nowadays who, with a lot of political cynicism, use people’s fear or bewilderment because of fake news to create a political project,” Mr Macron continued.
“I believe that cynicism should be vigorously opposed because it endangers the country.”
“There are arguments on many subjects,” he said, “but if we empty words of their meaning, we risk endangering our own democracy.”
“Some people use the word ‘dictatorship’ for political purposes, but it is a civic duty, regardless of one’s political beliefs, whether one is a politician, journalist, or scholar, to never use these words incorrectly.”
“Some have done it in the past with amazing ease,” the French President added.
“Some people disagree with these measures, and I fully understand and respect that, but when you have the weapons, you cannot choose not to use them against this virus,” Mr Macron added.
Maria Ortega contributed additional reporting.