Pension reform: decisive day in the Senate with the study of article 7

Alexandre Chauveau, edited by Julien Moreau

Resumption of session at 2:30 p.m., in the Senate, for the examination of the pension reform. A day that promises to be crucial. The senators should attack article 7, the one which pushes back the legal age of retirement to 64 years. Decisive debates on the day of the sixth day of mobilization against the reform. A calendar pushed by the left.

A way to put pressure on the upper house, mostly on the right and in favor of reform. This Tuesday, March 7, between 1.1 and 1.4 million demonstrators are expected everywhere in France to show their dissatisfaction with this reform. Pierre Ouzoulias, communist senator from Hauts-de-Seine.

“It’s absolutely massive”

“What is important for us in the hemicycle is to show that we carry the voice of 70% of the population. It is absolutely massive. The government and the senatorial right have no social legitimacy This is something quite important, the governor must hear it, “reports Pierre Ouzoulias, communist senator from Hauts-de-Seine. The right will obviously be attentive to the extent of the mobilization. But there’s no going back. François Patriat, Renaissance senator and close to Emmanuel Macron, judges Parliament more legitimate than the street.

“Defend the general interest”

“Social anger has the right to express itself. The right to strike must be respected, it is respectable. Now, here, when you are a parliamentarian, you are not there to respond to everyone. defending the general interest. The general interest today is to ensure that tomorrow there is a pay-as-you-go system which ensures the retirement of the following generations and which makes it possible not to deepen the deficit”, reports François Patriat, the senator from the Côte-d’Or. A dialogue of the deaf which could be tense in the coming days, with on the one hand blockages announced and on the other, except surprise, the vote of article 7 in the Senate.

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