The need to reform the pension system is not in doubt. With time, the French have resigned themselves to the idea that, living longer – 14 years of life expectancy earned in 60 years – they will have to work longer. Simple common sense. They understood that France can not remain the entrenched retreat at 62 in a Europe where the majority of countries have raised their starting point to 65 years. They are also in favor of the abolition of special regimes, inherited from another time, perpetuating privileges which have become the most conspicuous symbol of differences in treatment between public and private.
Despite this double argument for reform, the French are increasingly skeptical about its purpose. And if they do not support the mobilization of December 5, which risks paralyzing the country, they come to doubt the validity of this "systemic reform" which they feel that beyond the special regimes, each risk to leave
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