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French president Emmanuel Macron 'denies wife Brigitte First Lady title after backlash'

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron leave a polling booth as they vote in the first round of the two-stage legislative elections in Le Touquet northern France. French President Em French president Emmanuel Macron 'denies wife Brigitte First Lady title after backlash'
Sammy Stanley | 08 August, 2017, 17:42

The petition, started two weeks ago on Change.org by painter and author Thierry Paul Valette, is demanding that no public funds be set aside for the position of First Lady for Mrs Macron.

According to BFMTV broadcaster, the charter will be presented to the public in the next few days and will clarify certain aspects of the position of Brigitte Macron, including the number of her employees and the cost of her activities to French taxpayers. "Brigitte Macron now has a team of two or three aides, as well as two secretaries and two security agents".

French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing for mediation efforts in Venezuela and condemning violence amid the president's efforts to consolidate power through a new assembly. By Monday afternoon, the petition had over 250,000 signatures; France has a population of more than 60 million.

However, Macron has promised that the she would not be paid from public funds in the event the office is created.

Unlike the US First Lady, the wife of the French president does not have a formal role, although they are often informal champions for charitable causes.

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The decision is particularly controversial because of cuts the President has already proposed to housing benefits and military spending.

While struggling at home, Macron has succeeded in raising France's diplomatic profile, hosting meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump and Libyan peace talks in Paris.

Though Mrs Macron is frequently referred to as the "first lady" in the French and worldwide press, she has no official status under the constitution.

One of Macron's main rivals in the presidential election, conservative challenger Francois Fillon, saw his campaign derailed by allegations he paid his wife public money for fictitious work as a parliamentary assistant.

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