Elisabeth Borne begins a new day of consultation with political groups on Wednesday on her controversial pension reform, the presentation of which has been postponed to January 10.
The Prime Minister had already received the parliamentary groups in mid-October.
Taking short political and union forces, Emmanuel Macron announced Monday a postponement to January 10 of the presentation of this reform, initially scheduled for Thursday.
Elisabeth Borne said on Tuesday that the government remained "
open to proposals
" from political and trade union organizations, but deemed "
" the "
Panot - Le Pen
" project for retirement at 60 defended by the leaders of the RN and LFI deputies.
The government favors a gradual postponement of the retirement age from 62 to 65, without ruling out a retirement age of 64 with an extension of the contribution period, as many proposals contested by the unions and most opposition groups.
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After having received Monday the presidents of the communist groups, the deputy André Chassaigne and the senator Éliane Assassi, Élisabeth Borne will receive Wednesday from 08:00 Hervé Marseille (Centrist Union, Senate).
She will then meet with Jean-Claude Requier (European Democratic and Social Rally, RDSE, Senate), then Olivier Marleix (Les Républicains, Assembly), Bertrand Pancher and Christophe Naegelen (Freedoms, Independents, Overseas and Territories, LIOT, Assembly), and Claude Malhuret (The Independents, Republic and Territories, Senate).
A possible recourse to 49.3
In the afternoon, Élisabeth Borne will meet with Cyrielle Chatelain (EELV, Assembly) and Guillaume Gontard (EELV, Senate), before receiving together the majority groups, Aurore Bergé (Renaissance, Assembly), Jean-Paul Mattei (MoDem, Assembly), Laurent Marcangeli (Horizons, Assembly) and François Patriat (Rally of Democrats, Progressives and Independents, Senate).
She will end the day with Bruno Retailleau (LR, Senate).
Thursday morning, she will receive Boris Vallaud (PS, Assembly) and Patrick Kanner (PS, Senate), before receiving Mathilde Panot (LFI, Assembly) then Marine Le Pen (RN, Assembly).
The government plans to pass its reform through the amending bill on the financing of Social Security (PLFSSR).
As it is a budgetary text, the government can use article 49.3 of the Constitution as many times as it wishes, which allows its adoption without a vote, except for a motion of censure.
On a non-budgetary text, he can only use 49.3 once per session.
At the end of his interview Monday evening with the Prime Minister, André Chassaigne had estimated that "
the project is not quite mature
They realize that the government is isolated, that there is discontent, resistance.
And they try to think about how they can reduce the scope of their text
Élisabeth Borne will receive the trade unions during the week of January 2.