French Grand Débat gathers 2 million ideas...

... but gilets jaunes run own version

The results of the nationwide Grand Débat National on the future of France are to be published this month.

The debate was one of the government’s responses to the gilets jaunes protests.

President Macron is expected to outline new initiatives, including potential citizens’ referendums [RICs] as a result in mid-April.

There were nearly 2 million contributions to the debate.

People took part in around 10,500 meetings while others opted for online polls or registered ideas in dedicated books at mairies. The exercise ran from ...

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