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Bypassing the Parliament to approve laws: "brutal and undemocratic"?

Dori Dori  •  2023-03-17  •    2 comments  • 

The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, took a last-minute decision to avoid a parliamentary vote and instead push through his unpopular plan to raise the pension age from 62 to 64. The government was accused of being brutal and undemocratic. What do you think about that? Are these means legitimate?

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/mar/16/emmanuel-macron-uses-special-powers-to-force-pension-reform-france

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  • Nicole

    what would you do if you were Macron? do we all really understand why this happened? It requires really a lot of education and analysis to understand a topic like this. What are the risk of this decisions and what are the other risks if not made this decision? whats a risk of what, and whats harming who, or who who?

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    • Dori
      Dori  •  Author  •  2023-05-10 15:21:35

      Hi Nicole! From an ideological standpoint, would you consider it acceptable for a democratic representative to force a decision while being aware of not being supported by citizens? Any kind of decision, the news was just an example.

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