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Édouard Balladur: "As if we were witnessing a general collapse"


BIG INTERVIEW – The former Prime Minister defends the return to the seven-year term as a means of rebuilding confidence. In his eyes, the five-year term has not brought power closer to the French and the country, increasingly abstentionist, finds itself confronted with difficulties of unprecedented gravity.

Secretary General of the Élysée Palace under Georges Pompidou, Minister of State in the Chirac government (1986-1988), Édouard Balladur was Prime Minister during the second cohabitation (1993-1995).

Under his presidency, Nicolas Sarkozy charged him with preparing the constitutional reform adopted in 2008.

Linchpin of the constitutional reform of 2008, considered the most important of the Fifth Republic, Édouard Balladur calls for the consolidation of a strong State and a solid administration while denouncing the weight of rules and a certain French taste for "



Hostile to the enlargement of the European Union, he advocates a fairer representation of the peoples that make it up and takes the reform of Europe's institutions as a prerequisite.

Finally, in the midst of the debate on pensions, he defends the “

work value

” as a condition for the survival of a free society.

Opportunity for the 93-year-old man to put young people face to face with their responsibilities by inviting them…

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Source: lefigaro

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