April 25, 2019 / 5:07 PM / 2 months ago

France's Macron proposes easier rules for referendums, pensions shake-up

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he wanted people to feel more involved in the democratic process by simplifying rules for referendums and decentralizing more government functions.

He also said the government planned to link the lowest pensions back to inflation.

Macron made the proposals in a rare press conference outlining his response to months of “yellow vest” street protests.

Reporting by Michel Rose; writing by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Sarah White

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