Pensions: French debt weighed heavily in the decision to go through 49.3

All the deputies of the majority pleaded to avoid the use of 49.3 and push the pension reform to the vote, even if it means losing it. All ? No ! A small group of macronists had been warning for days about the economic consequences that a rejection of the text would have on the country’s finances.

Nicknamed the “budgetary”, they were not very numerous to play the killjoy. The chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee, Guillaume Kasbarian, the general budget rapporteur, Jean-René Cazeneuve, the deputies Eric Woerth and Emmanuel Lacresse have not stopped talking about “interest rates”, “spread” and “debt”. when their colleagues spoke of the need to avoid being branded with a 49.3 hot iron and to “take the risk”.