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INVESTIGATION. The idea, so widespread, that the pension system will mechanically return to financial equilibrium in the mid-2030s does not hold water.
By Marc Vignaud
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Lthe battle of pensions promises to animate Emmanuel Macron’s second five-year term. The president wants to raise the legal starting age to 64, or even 65
after 2030. Jean-Luc Mélenchon, on the contrary, is campaigning on the return of retirement at the age of 60
, with a shortening of the contribution period necessary to obtain a full-rate pension to forty annuities. Currently, almost forty-two are needed, with the Marisol Touraine reform adopted in 2014 even providing for a gradual increase in this contribution period up to forty-three years for generations born from 1973. Hence this central question, which will mark the political confrontation in the coming months: will the French pension system know, at l…
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