Former French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said “the sky is the limit” for the campaign he’s running to modernize the nation’s politics, though he stopped short of declaring a bid for president in 2017, according to an interview published in Le Un magazine.
“The only thing that would stop me would be to see at some point that I was becoming an obstacle for the ideas I’m defending,” Macron, 38, was quoted as saying when asked whether he was declaring. “As long as that’s not the case, the sky is the limit.”
Macron quit President Francois Hollande’s government on Aug. 30, saying he wanted to be free to develop his ideas for repairing the nation’s stagnant economy and increasingly bitter social divisions. The announcement fueled speculation that he is planning to enter the presidential race.