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Pensions: "Any outstretched hand must be considered", says François Bayrou


The boss of the Modem returns to the proposal of "mediation" formulated by the leader of the CFDT, Laurent Berger.

The answer is less categorical than that of the government.

Invited to France 2 on Wednesday morning, the boss of the MoDem, François Bayrou, returned to the proposal for "


" formulated by the leader of the CFDT, Laurent Berger.

The day before, the government spokesman, Olivier Véran, closed the door to such an option.

In the process, the leader of the MoDem deputies, Jean-Paul Mattei, conversely said he was in favor.

In turn, François Bayrou does not exclude it, while moderating the words of his troops.


It depends on what mediation means

," said the High Commissioner for Planning, immediately ruling out the possibility of "

withdrawing the text to enter

" into such a process.

That is not possible.

The text is before the Constitutional Council

”, he decided.

Read also Pensions: Emmanuel Macron pressed by his camp to reach an agreement with the unions

However, the mayor of Pau believes that "

any outstretched hand is good to take


Any outstretched hand must be considered

, he underlined,

and we must all together (…) say: we are ready to discuss, to examine the very large number of points that remain to be examined


The city councilor did not specify whether the postponement of the legal retirement age could be included in these discussions.

François Bayrou also ruled out resorting to “

any decision which would amount to calling into question the moral and elementary necessity of rebalancing our pension system


A "


", for example, as Laurent Berger claims, "

would be a profound questioning

", "

from the moment a text has been adopted by the National Assembly and the Senate, within the framework of the institution



That would mean that in the future, no difficult text could be adopted without even being adopted, it is called into question

," warned Emmanuel Macron's ally.

Source: lefigaro

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