A stone in the garden of the majority? The boss of the MoDem, François Bayrou, warned on Saturday September 17 in The Parisian against the adoption of a pension reform without consultation. “I am opposed to the passage in force. If we embark on this path, then we are sure to first coalesce the oppositions between them, then to divide French society”warned François Bayrou, calling for taking “the time of pedagogy”.
>> Pension reform: how Emmanuel Macron divides his majority between the desire for “acceleration” and fear of a “forceful passage”
“A few months should be enough to arrive at a solution”estimated the mayor of Pau, absent noticed from the launch of Renaissance (ex-LREM), Saturday evening. “The President of the Republic has said that he wants the reform for the summer of 2023? With this method, with preliminary work in common, I am convinced that it can be adopted from the summer of 2023”he insisted.
For a few days, Emmanuel Macron has given a boost to the pension reform, which had been interrupted by the Covid-19 during the first five-year term. This is “a necessary reform” because it is necessary to “work longer in a nation where people live longer and enter working life later on average”in particular repeated Thursday the Head of State.
The executive has indicated that a reform could take place, including via the social security financing bill (PLFSS) presented on September 26 in the Council of Ministers and then examined in Parliament. A track that directs opposition and divides including within the majority, at a time when Emmanuel Macron launched his National Council for Refoundation (CNR) which must give pride of place to in-depth consultation with political forces, unions and associations.
“The forced passage is the opposite of the spirit of the CNR which calls for examining the problems together”, said François Bayrou, appointed head of the CNR. rapid reform, “I believe that this would indeed create a bad climate and would give reason to all those who announce the failure of the CNR”he further pleaded. “It is a reform that cannot be done through an amendment”continued François Bayrou, pointing “a real risk” motion of censure.