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Elisabeth Borne promises not to “lie to the French”

Yohann Tritz
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2:36 p.m., May 22, 2022

Interviewed in the “Sunday Journal”, the Prime Minister indicated that it was necessary to ensure “the financing of our social model”. “To announce to the French that they are going to work less, to brandish retirement at 60, is to lie to them”, added the one for whom everything will start on Monday, with a first council of ministers.

Elisabeth Borne gets to work on Monday, with a highly anticipated first Council of Ministers which already promises to be particularly busy. At the very top of Elisabeth Borne’s pile of files is the subject of purchasing power. The new Prime Minister wishes to extend the measures of the last five-year period such as the tariff shield, the discount on fuel prices or the establishment of a food check for the most modest incomes.

Support clean mobility

This inflation plan will have to be unveiled just before the legislative elections. But inside, there will be no rent freeze as was envisaged. A false good idea for Elisabeth Borne. The other main priority of the Prime Minister is ecology. She wants to set up a first project to support clean mobility, including the possibility of renting an electric car for 100 euros per month. It was a promise from Emmanuel Macron. It also wishes, in a second step, to get France out of fossil energy with a priority given to renewable and nuclear energy.

“The Prime Minister pretends to discuss before the legislative elections”

And then there is the great pension reform. Obviously a very delicate matter. For the Prime Minister, it is however a necessary reform, essential to avoid a rise in taxes or an increase in the debt. But, there is a big point of contention: the retirement, set at 65 years. This is not a totem for Elisabeth Borne, that is to say that this reform would be negotiable. Even if this is not necessarily the opinion of Jean-Pierre Mercier, spokesperson for Lutte Ouvrière.

“We are in the electoral campaign for the legislative elections, so it is fashionable for the Prime Minister to pretend to discuss. If we have to expect something from Elisabeth Borne, it is blows, attacks. , we are going to fight, we are going to organize ourselves, we are going to take to the streets, we are going to strike because it is the only way to make us bend”, he explains on Europe 1.

Sp Dialogues should however open with the social partners just after the legislative elections. “I will not lie to the French”, she promised to conclude her interview with the JDD.

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