(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 19. The French Le
Journal du dimanche newspaper has called the popularity rating of
President Emmanuel Macron alarming, which fell below 30 percent due
to the pension reform, Trend reports citing media.
The decision of the president and prime minister to adopt a
reform to change the retirement age from 62 to 64 years, bypassing
a vote in the lower house of parliament - the National Assembly -
using the constitutional article 49.3 allowing such a step, led to
a decrease in their popularity to a level comparable only to the
beginning of 2019 during the yellow vest crisis.
More than 70 percent of French people are dissatisfied with
Macron, according to a survey commissioned by the IFOP public
opinion institute for Le Journal du dimanche. The president lost 4
points in a month and fell below the symbolic estimate of 30
percent - to 28 percent satisfied with his policies.
Now he has lagged behind the rating of Prime Minister Elizabeth
Bourne, also low. It is supported by 29 percent of the
'This is a very bad episode for both executives,' IFOP CEO
Frederic Daby said.
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