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what are the parties proposing to boost the purchasing power of the French?

Victor Chabert, edited by Solène Leroux
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9:15 p.m., May 28, 2022

Two weeks before the first round of the legislative elections, the candidates observe on the ground that the main concern of the French is purchasing power. The government and the parties are determined to take up this issue. Overview of their different proposals.

The first round of the legislative elections is held in two weeks. The candidates are on the ground and the main concern of voters remains purchasing power. The government and the parties are determined to take up this issue. Élisabeth Borne, the Prime Minister, sees the subject of purchasing power as an emergency. A bill will be presented by the government to the National Assembly as soon as parliamentary work resumes, in line with the measures already taken. It could renew the tariff shield for energy prices, extend the reduction from 15 to 18 centimes on fuels and index pensions to inflation.

A “Robin Hood” plan for Nupes

La Nupes, for its part, offers a plan called “Robin Hood”, with shock measures such as raising the minimum wage to 1,500 euros net or blocking the prices of basic necessities.

At the National Rally, this campaign weekend is even dedicated to purchasing power. RN candidates are invited to present Marine Le Pen’s party measures to the French. For example, the reduction of VAT to 5.5% on gas, fuel oil, electricity and fuels, or the abolition of VAT on a basket of basic necessities.

Republicans also highlight the subject. They propose to lower the price at the pump to 1.50 euro per liter by lowering taxes, and to exempt overtime hours in particular.

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