Macron’s rating falls to the lowest level since 2020 due to pension reform

Amid an unpopular pension reform, French President Emmanuel Macron’s approval rating is plummeting. This is reported Le Journal du Dimanche with reference to the survey data of the French Institute of Public Opinion (Ifop).

The Ifop survey was conducted from February 9 for seven days. 1952 people were interviewed.

According to Ifop, only 32% of respondents support the president’s actions. This is 2% less than a month ago and the lowest level of support since February 2020. Proposals for pension reform were made even then, but Emmanuel Macron postponed their consideration due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early January, the French authorities announced their intention to increase the retirement age from 62 to 64 from 2030. This proposal caused large-scale protests that have not subsided for several weeks. According to a survey that Bloomberg, 67% of the French opposed the reform. The Senate will consider the text of the bill on March 2.

About how the protests took place in France – in the publication “Kommersant”.

Lusine Balasyan


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