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APPLAUSE
>> Breaking the mold with his manifesto, Emmanuel Macron is standing as an independent centrist in the French presidential race. And is clearly trying his hardest to set himself apart from the traditionalists.>>
FOREIGN]
> We're proposing a complete radical transformation. A software change on many topics.
00:00:21
And the movement established and the number of the elected officials present here reflect its variety and richness, for which I thank them, show that we are not in a classic period of French political life. What is happening is unheard of. What we are going to offer our fellow citizens is not to reform their lives cuz that's not what they're waiting for.
00:00:41
They waited for a radical transformation on many issues.>> The frontrunner taking aim at lawmakers, promising to root out inequalities in the French pension system, determined to cut parliamentary seats by a third, and eager to sell down government stakes in some companies, using the money raised to fund industry and innovation projects.
00:01:01
Macron had faced accusations that he had so far remained vague about his presidential plans. Now, his proposed reforms likely to provoke a heated debate. As things stand, the 39-year old former Economy Minister is currently tipped to defeat far-right leader, Marie Le Pen, in a runoff vote in May.