Franois Bayrou against a “forced passage” on pensions
PARIS (Reuters) – The president of the MoDem Franois Bayrou, an ally of the presidential majority, declares himself opposed to a “forceful passage” on pension reform in France, judging it necessary to do “pedagogy” on this ruptive subject.
In an interview published on Sunday in Le Parisien/Aujourd’hui en France, the High Commissioner for Planning declared himself against the idea of including this reform in the Social Security Finance Bill 2023, discussed this fall in Parliament. .
“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. All this because we would not have taken the time of pedagogy”, he says.
The recent launch of the National Council for Refoundation (CNR), a deliberative body wanted by Emmanuel Macron, is, according to him, an opportunity to put this file to rest.
“The passage in force, it is the opposite of the spirit of the CNR which claims to examine the problems together. Without wasting time, but without evading the exchange necessary for the French to adhere”, says Franois Bayrou, who ensures the orchestration of the CNR.
Franois Bayrou did not attend the official launch of “Renaissance” in Paris on Saturday, the new name of the presidential party La Rpublique en Marche, now led by Stephane Sjourn.
(Report Elizabeth Pineau)