Macron to deliver contested 'State of the Union' speech

French President Emmanuel Macron's decision to deliver a US-style address in Versailles has proven controversial.

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    French President Emmanuel Macron's decision to deliver a US-style State of the Union address at a rare joint session of parliament in Versailles has proven controversial.

    It is an unusual step as such sessions are usually reserved for urgent matters of state.

    Critics accuse Macron of wanting to turn the presidency into a monarchy.

    Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from Paris.


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