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The Declining Popularity of French President Macron

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A poll by Du Dimanche magazine found French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity has fallen to an all-time low, the lowest since 2019, amid a pension reform that is facing widespread popular opposition.

According to the poll: “Emmanuel Macron’s popularity dropped to 28 percent in March, the lowest level since early 2019, since the end of the yellow vest crisis.

It should be noted that the decrease in the president’s popularity is due to the use by Prime Minister Elisabeth Born and the government of the country of an article in the French constitution, which allows the adoption of a bill to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 years without a vote in parliament.

As a result, pension reforms were adopted without the approval of the House of Representatives, and the authorities will begin to raise the country’s retirement age by three months a year from September 1, 2023. Thus, by 2030 he will reach 64 years. years instead of 62 years.

A two-month wave of protests swept across the country, during which eight strikes were organized across the country, and unions organized hundreds of demonstrations, most of which drew more than a million participants across the country.

Source: RIA Novosti

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