Sunday, April 18, 2010

Still Divided

A good rundown of various positions within the PS regarding retirement reform. Broadly speaking, you have on one side Hamon, Emmanuelli, and Fabius, along with Vincent Peillon, who favor higher taxes to compensate for the projected shortfall, and on the other side François Hollande, Manuel Valls, and J.-M. Le Guen favor a longer period of contributions to qualify for a full pension. Ségolène Royal has been avoiding the issue, while Martine Aubry has been straddling the fence, waiting to see where the unions come down.

Another View of Sarkozy's Collapse

Here is Sarkozy's collapse as seen by Thierry Desjardins.