During Macron’s speech at the UN, the fact that most of the hall was empty became the agenda on social media.
French President Emmanuel Macron, who made a speech at the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), came to the fore because of raising his voice and because of the vacancy in the seats in the hall during his speech.
The fact that the seats of the General Assembly were mostly empty during Macron’s speech was the target of criticism arrows in France.
On the other hand, when Macron’s speech at the UN General Assembly was compared with that of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it was observed that there was a big difference between the two tables.
While President Erdoğan was speaking, it was seen that the occupancy rate of the seats in the hall exceeded the number of participants during Macron’s address.
‘France has lost its charm’
The fact that the hall was mostly empty during the speech was also on the agenda in Turkey and France on social media.
According to the news of AA; Twitter users commented that France lost its charm by frequently sharing different images revealing that the hall was mostly empty during Macron’s speech.
“Strong leaders filled the hall”
French politician François Asselineau, from his Twitter account, “Macron has been horribly humiliated. Three quarters of the countries were absent at the time of his speech.” He stated that the hall was full during the speech of the most powerful and able to listen to the leaders of the UN General Assembly.
“Macron belittles France in the eyes of the world”
Stating that three-quarters of the delegations preferred to rest in the cafeteria or smoke, Asselineau argued that despite the efforts of the French media to shine, Macron was not taken into account and belittled France in the eyes of the world.
French far-right politician Eric Laqua also shared the image of Macron raising his hands on the podium and the photo of the largely empty hall side by side, making the assessment that Macron is facing the decline of France’s position at the UN podium.
“Empty talk to an empty hall”
A Twitter user also drew attention to Macron’s active state on the podium, his gestures and facial expressions. ‘an empty speech in an empty hall’ used the phrase.
“His arrogance and condescending attitude isolated us from the world”
User named Duval Philippe also “This image at the UN clearly shows that France’s image has dropped since Macron came. His arrogance and condescending attitude has isolated us from the world.” He criticized the French media’s exaggerated praise of Macron. In addition to these comments, many Twitter users also argued that Macron made a very good speech on behalf of France.
On the other hand, in the footage broadcast by the French BFMTV television channel, it was noted that the seats were mostly empty during Macron’s speech at the UN tribune.
Reaction to Macron to withdraw troops from Africa
French President Macron, who spoke for 30 minutes at the UN “One thing is for sure, as I speak to you right now, Russian forces are in Ukraine. As far as I know, Ukrainian forces are not in Russia. That’s what happened. We should all look into this.” His words also drew reaction in Africa.
African activist Nathalie Yamb citing footage of Macron uttering these words “One thing is certain, as I speak to you, French troops are stationed in Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Djibouti and the islands of Madagascar, and as far as I know, these countries’ troops are not stationed in France.” shared his statement.
A user also shared the graphic showing the French troops in Africa, calling for maximum pressure on Macron to withdraw his troops from Africa, and emphasized that France is one of the countries that have a military base on the continent.