(Paris) The French Constitutional Council on Friday validated the essentials of the pension reform project, one of the flagship files of Emmanuel Macron’s second term against which unions, oppositions and demonstrators have been mobilizing for months.

Council members censured a number of secondary aspects of the reform but did not challenge its main measure, which raises the legal retirement age from 62 to 64, according to a Council statement.

The main French opposition parties are determined to continue their fight against the pension reform project which has just been validated on Friday by the Constitutional Council.

“The struggle continues”, reacted the leader of the radical left Jean-Luc Mélenchon, while the leader of the far right Marine Le Pen considered that “the political fate of the pension reform is not sealed “, after this decision of the Council taken after months of demonstrations and political battle against this flagship project of the second five-year term of Emmanuel Macron.

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