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“Pension reform: the country calls for public order”


TRIBUNE – The revolt of the French against the pension reform is fueled by the crisis of the sovereign state, explains the writer and senior civil servant Xavier Patier.

The State, for centuries unifying principle of the nation, no longer fulfills its essential missions because compulsory levies and public expenditure are swallowed up in social transfers while public services, guaranteeing the common good, are becoming poorer, analyzes Xavier Patier .

The disagreement between the people and the President of the Republic is not a misunderstanding of form or a conflict of style.

We hear that the Head of State is unpopular because of his posture, his project and his method.

If that was it, a change of posture, project and method would settle the question: we feel however that it would not be so.

We still hear it said that our Constitution is bad and that we should abolish the election of the president by direct universal suffrage, which creates a dichotomy between parliamentary legitimacy and presidential legitimacy, not to mention the "legitimacy of the street".

But it is not more convincing.

The truth is that a…

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Source: lefigaro

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