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The Constitutional Council will deliver its decisions on April 14

The Constitutional Council announced on Wednesday that it will deliver its decisions on April 14 on the law reforming the pension system in France, as well as on the draft shared initiative referendum (RIP) concerning the postponement of the legal retirement age. retired at age 64.

In a press release made public, the Council indicates that “at the end of its investigation of these files, the Constitutional Council will deliberate on the referendum initiative and the amending social security financing law for 2023 and will deliver its decisions on Friday, April 14 2023 at the end of the day”.

The Elders will thus express themselves on the constitutionality of the amending Social Security financing law for 2023, adopted without a vote on March 16 in the National Assembly, and whose flagship measure, the postponement of the legal age of departure. retired from 62 to 64, has been massively contested since January by the unions and in the streets.

The Constitutional Council was seized by the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, by more than 60 deputies from the National Rally (RN) and by more than 60 deputies from the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), as well as by a group of more of sixty senators from the left.

At the same time, within the framework of article 11 of the Constitution allowing the organization of a RIP, 252 deputies and senators tabled on March 20 a bill on pensions aimed at affirming that the legal retirement age retirement cannot be set beyond age 62, notes the Council.

The RIP, which entered into force in January 2015, allows the organization of a referendum on the initiative of parliamentarians, provided that it is supported by at least one fifth of the members of Parliament (185 elected) and by one tenth of the registered voters, about 4.8 million people, within nine months of the Elders’ approval.

As a reminder, the controversial pension reform was adopted without a vote thanks to article 49.3 of the Constitution which allows the government to engage its responsibility to pass a text of law in the absence of an absolute majority in the National Assembly.

The mobilization against this much criticized reform continues with a new day of strikes and demonstrations announced by the unions for Thursday, April 6.

Tuesday, during the tenth day of mobilization, more than 2 million people demonstrated according to the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), and 740,000 according to the Ministry of the Interior. In the capital, Paris, the CGT has identified 450,000 demonstrators, against 93,000 according to the police headquarters.



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