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Pensions: "Let's hope that the Republicans find their minds", retorts Bruno Le Maire


The Minister of the Economy denounces Republicans who “got lost, lost all their bearings” by not supporting pension reform.

Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of the Economy, is certain: "

there will be no majority to bring down the government

", despite the filing of several motions of censure.

With Le


, the minister asks: “

Is the pension reform worth, yes or no, the fall of the government and the political disorder


The answer is clearly no


He made a point of recalling that "

49.3 is a democratic tool, enshrined in our Constitution

" and that "

we must gradually, for those who can, work more

" to finance "

our social model among the most generous in the world


Bruno Le Maire defended the use of article 49-3 to have the pension reform adopted: “

We do not play a coin toss for such a decisive reform for our nation.

We have a relative majority.

Everyone knows that we were logically counting on the votes of the LR group, which was elected on a project to postpone the legal retirement age to 65: half failed us, for incomprehensible reasons


Although he himself comes from the Republicans (he was even a candidate for the party's primary in 2016, editor's note), he no longer recognizes his former companions.

Let’s hope the Republicans come to their senses.

A number of LR deputies and senators have shown courage and consistency, such as Bruno Retailleau, Éric Ciotti, and all those who followed them.

Others got lost, lost all their bearings


To the Republicans, he asks to work “

text by text, project by project, in the service of strengthening our nation


Read also Pensions: after 49.3, does the cross-partisan motion of censure have a chance of being adopted?

As for the mentions of censorship deposited, he protests: “

Let's stop with the ball of the hypocrites.


(a centrist group, editor's note)

, which reaches out to Nupes

(an alliance of the left and the far left, editor's note)

and the RN to bring down the government

: what hypocrisy


“, even qualifying this alliance”

of clownish coupling


LR deputies who are crying out for the restoration of public finances but who are shamelessly tabling amendments to several billion euros

: what hypocrisy again


What lack of courage


“, he denounced.

Source: lefigaro

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