.Paris, France
The referendum is an attempt made by the French government to forge ties with the public which rebelled in an uproarious 2018-19 "Yellow vest" movement, launched against hike in fuel tax. (Crédit photo : AP/PTI)

  • Macron said that the referendum would propose adding a clause to the first article of the constitution
  • Macron formed the Citizens Convention in response to demands for greater "direct democracy"
  • The last referendum in France was held in 2005