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Macron Challenger Says President Reformed Too Little, Overspent

  • Valerie Pecresse urges tighter spending, immigration at rally
  • Poll shows right-wing candidate in second place behind Macron
Valerie Pecresse delivers a speech during a meeting with party officials in Paris, on Dec. 11.
Valerie Pecresse delivers a speech during a meeting with party officials in Paris, on Dec. 11.Photographer: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

French presidential candidate Valerie Pecresse said Emmanuel Macron has reformed too little and spent too much during his time in power.

Pecresse took aim at the current President during her first rally as the candidate for Les Republicains ahead of April’s election, touching on popular conservative issues such as fiscal responsibility, immigration and family.