Macron hints at softening pension reform plan as final vote looms


Emmanuel Macron, seeking re-election in a final round of presidential elections in less than two weeks, has said he is ready to compromise his pledged agenda for raising the age of retirement on full pension rights to 65, a reform he put on hold in face of strong opposition during his five-year presidency.

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Emmanuel Macron has indicated he could compromise on his heavily contested proposal to raise France’s retirement age by three years to 65, in an attempt to court voters ahead of the decisive second-round of the presidential election, reports The Guardian.