Gérald Darmanin defends Emmanuel Macron’s evolution on pensions: “We can’t pretend we haven’t seen the results of the first round of the presidential elections” Asked about Franceinfo this morning, Gérald Darmanin defended the evolution of the proposal of the candidate president which seems to evolve in the interval between the two rounds. On the move in the North, the candidate president assured yesterday that he wanted to “consult, collectively improve” his project, which notably plans to push back the legal retirement age to 65 years. Even if it means talking about 64 years in 2027. “Is this a step back? asked the journalist Marc Fauvelle to the Minister of the Interior. “It’s called listening,” replied Gérald Darmanin. “A pension reform? Yes, you have to make one. Why ? Because we live longer. Because you have to pay for what is called autonomy, that is to say dependence. People who are aging and who must be supported, all of this is very expensive. And, at the same time, if you allow me this expression, we must listen to the social question, “said the close friend of the former President of the Republic Nicolas Sarkozy. “Yesterday, in Denain, the President of the Republic was able to hear what he already knew, but people who had very difficult lives and who were worried about being able to go up to 65 themselves,” said Gerald Darmanin. “It will be subject to consultation. There will be difficult jobs where people will leave earlier. There may be a less tight schedule than we had anticipated. The first round and second round of the elections are there to listen to the people,” said the Minister of the Interior. “The President of the Republic went so far as to say that he could, I put the conditional, propose it to the referendum. I believe that it is also an opening for all those who do not want to vote for him for his project”, he rejoiced. “We cannot act as if we had not seen the results of the first round of the presidential elections”, he exclaimed, analyzing that “Ms. Le Pen and Mr. Mélenchon, both, capitalize almost 50% voices, there is a message given by the French”.
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