This archive of François Mitterrand delights socialists
An excerpt from Francois Mitterrand’s 1986 retirement speech at the age of 60 convinced many elected representatives on the left ahead of a crucial week for Emmanuel Macron’s government’s pension reform.
POLITICS – Twenty-seven years after the disappearance of the fourth president of the Fifth Republic, his words still resonate. This Sunday, January 8, the anniversary of the death of François Mitterrand, the Jean-Jaures Foundation announced on social networks ” unpublished extracts From the meeting held by the former head of state of France in 1986.
“‘Justice for workers!’. Find unpublished extracts from Francois Mitterrand’s meeting in Lille for the 1986 legislative elections on the 27th anniversary of his disappearance on 8 January 1996, specifically his retirement at age 60, who voted after 1981. “Writing a political foundation to honor a former historical member of the Socialist Party.
A piece to mark Tuesday 10th January, just hours before the current government’s presentation on pension reform. In particular – barring a surprise – the reform involving the postponement of the legal retirement age to 64 years.
Many elected socialists who encountered this archive welcomed the publication of this excerpt, in which he advocated the retirement of François Mitterrand at the age of 60, and in particular, “ difficulty of manual workers “make it” finally live! “. Moreover, in this archive, the former president of the republic also ” is a free choice “allows” anyone can continue until age 65 if he could (and wanted to).
“Justice for workers”
François Mitterrand’s words on social networks resonated with many elected officials of the PS, who found there the perfect opportunity to solve the government project. Olivier Faure, first secretary of the PS, enjoyed the speech ” reminding that those willing and able to work longer retain the ability to do so. But for others, for those who burn out early, this pension right is justice. “.
“Live at last!” François Mitterrand’s words reminding him that he will retire at the age of 60. We remind you that those who want and can… https://t.co/W0BXNUj8UI
– Olivier For (@faureolivier)
A” justice for workers “Also nominated on social media by Corinne Narassiguin, PS’s No. 2. ” A simple matter of justice “, he defended, not forgetting to touch on the current government: “ Sadly, today, in 2023, President Macron and his government still need to be reminded “.
“Live at last! » The right to retirement at the age of 60 for those who suffered from work life. A s… https://t.co/2T0TFNTARh
— Corinne Narassiguin (@CorinneNara)
Jean Chantrel, PS senator representing the French living outside France shared this video clip Reiterating that the Jean-Jaurès Foundation will retire at the age of 60 ” this is justice for workers! “.
LFI MPs Antoine Léaument and Bastien Lachaud, both over 30 years old, welcomed these words.
“France feels better when the workers are happier”: said François #Mitterand retired… https://t.co/rqgI1bVI1o
— Bastien Lachaud (@LachaudB)
— Antoine Léaument ?? (@ALeaument)
Clément Beaune’s tribute does not pass
Respect for the words of the former president, but the left did not like it: the representative of the Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune.
Although he was a member of the Socialist Party in the early years, the current member of the government was not well received with his tweet. ” 27 years ago, a generation ago, President Mitterrand left us. His presence and inspiration remain for France and Europe, for all those who changed his life. “The minister wrote before he was robbed by some leftists.
27 years ago, a generation ago, President #Mitteran left us. His presence and inspiration remain… https://t.co/S1fuvorOxB
— Clement Beaune (@CBaune)
” The Mitterrand generation is the generation that passed the legal retirement age from 65 to 60. He has changed the lives of millions of women and men! For the shortest-lived, you’re about to go the opposite way… “, there is especially Olivier Faure answereddoes not get along with the minister.
The same goes for Flavien Cartier, a socialist municipal councilor in Vienna. “Thank you for stopping insulting the memory of President Mitterrand. He was a left-wing reformist president. You are right with right-wing reforms and only right-wing! »he started Clément Beaune.
@CBaune Please stop insulting the memory of President Mitterrand. He was a leftist president, with references… https://t.co/cUD4d3N8a9
— Flavien Cartier (@FlavienCartier)
More measured, Manuel Bompard, deputy of La France insoumise and coordinator of the movement took the liberty to remind ” it’s fun to celebrate. But it is better not to destroy what he does well! ». A clearer message from the left before the start of the year on pensions. Emmanuel Macron promised during his dreams for 2023 that there will be a pension reform this year.
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