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French authorities intend to carry out pension reform, despite the resignation of the High Commissioner for the preparation of Jean-Paul Delevoye, official representative of the French government Sibeth Ndiaye told BFM TV channel.

Thus, Delevoye leaves the government has nothing to do with the reform that he brilliantly prepared.

Acording to her, this reform does not go away with Mr. Delevoye, the government will continue to protect it. A new person will soon be appointed in his place. 

Earlier, Delevoye submitted to French President Emmanuel Macron a letter of resignation, which the head of state accepted 'with regret'. Last week, the French media reported that, as a member of the cabinet, Delevoye held a number of positions in private institutions, including the Ifpass Insurance Training Institute.

Last week, French PM Edouard Philippe made a detailed presentation of the principles of pension reform, which caused a wave of strikes in the country. The PM said that in the coming years it will be possible to receive full pensions not from 62 years old, but from 64 years old. The current two dozen special pension regimes will also be abolished, as a result of which the employees of state-owned transport enterprises will lose their benefits and early retirement.

A major nationwide protest day is expected in France on December 17.

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