Emmanuel Macron (here Wednesday June 7) obtained his pension reform after five months of social and political turmoil. AURELIEN MORISSARD/AFP
COUNTERPOINT – The president succeeded in a month to get out of a dangerous spiral of rejection, in the context of the pension reform. But having avoided breakage is only a prerequisite.
This time it’s the end point. “The end of the game“, recognised Lawrence Berger, who is about to leave the union court himself. The long obstacle course retirements ends after five months of social and political turmoil. End of social journey, with processions becoming meager; end of the political journey, with the failure of the final parliamentary attempt by the baroque team formed around the patchwork group Liot.
The French do not approve of retirement at age 64 any more today than yesterday. But they took note of its irreversible nature. In the topics of conversation measured each month by Ifop for Paris Matchthey talked about the PPL half as much as inflation, much less than the risk of drought, the suicide of the young Lindsay or the war in Ukraine, and barely more than the Roland-Garros tournament.
However, it is more by wear and tear than by knockout that this page turns. For the executive, having held out against such a strong gust of wind is a victory…