Wednesday 22 March 2023

Macron scripts a narrow win on pension reform, but jury on legacy still out

Macron may have scripted his political survival for now, but his quest for legacy will be decided by the reaction from the streets, which remains unpredictable

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It is facetiously said that the French love taking to the streets to protest once the weather becomes clement. But the protests that have now broken out in France are serious because they concern an existential question for the average citizen: What is the right age to retire?