This is the question the media never ask. And yet. It could be in the coming days the fundamental question. Reformable in both senses of the word.
Can he reform, depending on the political situation, can he agree to review his pension plan? Must be reformed, retired.
In other words, submit or resign.
Question that may seem incongruous. But which arises after three years of records by Emmanuel Macron.
Shaking vigorously the coconut palm tree, Emmanuel Macron succeeded in setting aside many politicians and obtaining a comfortable parliamentary majority without real opposition: devastated left, marginalized, demonetized institutional right, it played the small French finance, he plays the big, international ..
Become the republican monarch, without real political experience, closer to the dollar than the bottom of the cows, Emmanuel Macron thought that everything was allowed. Playing me and the people, he wanted to take his place, all his place, without an intermediary body, assured that his judicious word would lead everyone.
But what can we see?
That the Republic experienced a first year of citizen revolt, around the roundabouts but apart from all the crosswalk and Macron had to concede a few billion. And some grenades which were not only tear gas and which have, perhaps, discouraged a certain number of Giets Jaunes (GJ yellow vests) but are not without consequences on the good running of the Republic: a considerable number of wounded, definitively amputated of a member or with an eye without counting the poor lady who was condemned for having wanted to close her window during the passage of a demonstration.
With another collateral consequence, an even greater gap between the people and the police, an increasingly right-wing police whose government must ensure its loyalty, with a few medals and the maintenance of a special regime …
The Yellow Vests protests weakened but persistent, Macron then launched his pension reform reform and it was the longest union dispute in the Fifth Republic. Small self-reform, Macron sends his ministers, especially his Prime Minister, to the front and remains behind while watching.
He apparently retains two possibilities: to forcefully and humiliate the two main union forces, CGT and CFDT, his dream, alone in front of the people but a people who risk being more rebellious than expected. Or give in on part of the reform which was not initially in his plan and make the CFDT the main interlocutor but strengthened after more than a month of strikes in which it did not participate.
The media, who do not wonder whether Macron is reformable, speculate every day on the weakening of the strike movement. Not on its strength, not on its persistence despite the financial difficulties of the strikers. Who predicted this strike would last so long? Who predicted that the majority of the population would support it, as polls indicate, as they supported the Yellow Vests to the end? And yet the polls are done neither at the request of the GJ, nor at the request of the unions!
On the other pan of the balance appear the divisions within the right or of the pro-government parliamentarians?
Certainly the non-Macron right is opposed because Macron does what it would have liked to do and pushes it to the higher bid, to the fault. But reluctance exists within the presidential majority. And it is not certain that Edouard Philippe and Emmanuel Macron support each other fraternally. Nor that Macron is assured of the loyalty of the parliamentarians of LREM who return every weekend to their constituency. Nor that LREM is accumulating enthusiastic candidates for the approaching elections…
There is no doubt that if Macron was afraid in the stomach on the eve of the summer vacation, he is not yet rid of it. And his rotting policy, against a background of no political alternative, is at the mercy of the explosion from any incident.
In the meantime, everything must be done for the success of the demonstrations, the support of the strikers, the solidarity funds with the strikers are open …
RATP help for strikers!
For Parisians who can, transfer the reimbursement amount from the December Navigo pass to the solidarity funds…