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Pensions: "Demonstration", "lost battle for the government" ... The political class reacts after the demonstrations


After a day of mobilization which brought together more than a million French people in the street, the executive continues to defend a necessary text.

It is an important mobilization.

We knew she would be.

(…) We must listen to the messages in the processions

, ”acknowledged the Minister of Labor, Olivier Dussopt, at the microphone of RTL.

On this day of demonstration against the pension reform, more than a million French people took to the streets, according to the Ministry of the Interior (2 million, according to the CGT).


Allowing opinions to be expressed is essential for democracy

", considered Elisabeth Borne.

And to the Prime Minister to add on Twitter: “

Let’s continue to debate and convince.


The oppositions, of course, made themselves heard, continuing their fight against a text which they consider by turns “


” and “



On the left, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who was in Marseille, hailed a "

great demonstration


The united unions are making an impressive demonstration of their popular audience

”, believes the one who is at the head of the Insoumis.

There is a battle lost by the government: that of having convinced of the need for reform.

People know that we are taking a little bit of life from them to give the equivalent amount to others, the few who gorge themselves

, ”he said at the microphone of BFMTV.

“It is never too late to listen to the will of the French”

Marine Tondelier, the national secretary of Europe Ecology-The Greens (EELV), she welcomed on Twitter a mobilization "

to raise our heads together in the face of the humiliations that we are wanted to undergo


And to Fabien Roussel, the communist leader and ally of Nupes, to add: “

One thing is certain, we will be there again on January 31 to face the government and its reform.


If the whole of the left (LFI, the Greens, the PS and the PC) has decided to line up behind trade union unity, the executives of the National Rally (RN), although absent from the processions, have also maintained their strong opposition to the government's text.

A massive, peaceful mobilization, with a great diversity of profiles and professionals

”, reacted the president of the RN, Jordan Bardella.

The day of January 19 demonstrates the determination of the 68% of French people opposed to the pension reform.

“Marine Le Pen estimated on Twitter that”

the pension reform must be purely and simply canceled


Emmanuel Macron must now change his mind, it is never too late to listen to the will of the French.


The President of the Republic, traveling to Barcelona, ​​judged that it was "good and legitimate that all opinions can be expressed".

Without recoiling from the challenge, believing that he had presented "


" his pension reform project, at the heart of his presidential campaign and again exposed during the legislative elections last spring.

Source: lefigaro

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