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The Pension Reform Protests in France

Towards the Dusk of the Liberal Democracy?

In the context of a wave of protests in France against the pension reforms, it is necessary to ask: How did the pension reform law take shape despite public and legislative opposition, reach this point of violent contestation, and what do the protests bode for the future of a discontented republic?

The last few months in France have been marked by strikes following the Macron governments pension reform. The strikes saw widespread violence between protestors and police, burnt townhall doors in Bordeaux, rubbish piled in many streets and banks vandalised in many of Frances major cities. It seemed like a political dead end for President Emannuel Macron who signed the pension reform law into effect on the night of 15 April 2023. As France took to the streets again to protest on May Day, we ask: How did the pension reform law take shape despite public and legislative opposition, reach this point of violent contestation, and what do the protests bode for the future of a discontented republic?

The Paramount Law of Macrons Presidency

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Published On : 20th Jan, 2024

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