Macron’s ‘Mister Pensions’ resigns amid transparency scandal as strikes continue

As massive strikes over pension reform in France continue for a 12th day -- with unions livid, for one, that…

As massive strikes over pension reform in France continue for a 12th day — with unions livid, for one, that workers under the revamp should have to work until age 64 to retire without penalty — one key player is already out of a job: The father of the reform, Jean-Paul Delevoye, stepped down Monday under the glare of a transparency scandal.

Delevoye, the High Commissioner for Pensions, handed in his resignation to President Emmanuel Macron, who accepted it “with regret”, after a tumultuous week for the reform‘s point man, a conservative former senator, minister and national ombudsman.

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