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Pension reform, live: in Paris, calm has returned after a third evening of tension where 81 people were arrested


Two days after having engaged the responsibility of her government on the highly contested pension reform, the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, participated on Saturday in a national council for refoundation (CNR) devoted to youth, in Matignon. “Whatever the circumstances, I have a priority, it’s you, the young people”said the head of government, smiling, surrounded by dozens of young people – middle and high school students, apprentices, students – at the opening of this debate of about two hours on the theme of equal opportunities.

“I am convinced that, more than ever, restoring confidence in our democracy is a priority, beyond the subjects we are talking about today”she added, alluding to the criticisms of the oppositions and the unions accusing her of having forcibly passed, by resorting to article 49.3 of the Constitution, the text raising the legal age of departure to the retirement age 62 to 64.