Paris will burn for months? PHOTO/VIDEO
"The law on the reform of the pension system was adopted in the French parliament and, if it passes the control of the constitutional council, then sooner or later it will have to be the topic for negotiating table, because regardless of the fact that the law has been adopted, it needs to be implemented, and that will not work easily because the unions in France are very influential," Duan Gujanii from the Institute for Political Studies emphasized for Tanjug.
He also reminded that the mentioned reform is not a new thing, because previous presidents tried to do it, but many of them skipped it.
"Although this is Macron's second and last mandate, he needs to lead France for another four years and the question is why he is so persistent in this intention, since some 70 to 80 percent of citizens do not support the reform," Gujanii pointed out.
Indeed Paris is burning...
Since last few days millions of French are on the road, protesting against the government. pic.twitter.com/8K8SzkLGsP
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He said that, compared to the rest of Europe, France's retirement age of 62 is still low, but the answer lies in a specific political culture.
"This is because the French are very attached to their social status and everything they have acquired since 1945," Gujanii said.
He also referred to the violent demonstrations on the streets of Paris and other cities, saying that on the one hand, these are legitimate citizen protests, but on the other hand, there is an anarchist ultra-leftist radical group in France, which "always infiltrates peaceful civil protests and causes incredible damage."
Look at this protest against Macron in Paris...
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