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MELANCHON PROGRAM. Jean-Luc Mélenchon wants to change the Constitution and promote the foundations of a less economically liberal society in which “harmony between people and nature” reigns. Here is his program in a nutshell.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon is a presidential candidate for the third time in a row and wants to register in the 2017 succession, but this time to enter the second round. It relies on strong economic, cultural and environmental measures. What about his other suggestions? His full program is available on his website, but here is a summary of his project for France.

L’Insoumis supports the idea of ​​introducing a net year for CAC 40 profits. In terms of taxation, the MP wants to revise the corporate tax in order to establish equality before tax between SMEs and large groups by introducing a progressive scale depending on the profits received and their purpose. He also wants to abolish the flat tax, reintroduce the climate-relevant solidarity wealth tax, reduce VAT on essentials, and tax capital income “like a job.”

For Jean-Luc Mélenchon, “money exists in order to live better, debt is not a problem.” The candidate intends “to demand from the European Union that the European Central Bank buys back government debt and turns it into perpetual debt with zero interest.”

To revive culture, Jean-Luc Mélenchon plans to increase the budget “dedicated to the arts and culture to 1% of GDP per year.” This “in particular will lead to an increase of more than a third of the budget of the Ministry of Culture, as well as increase the budgets earmarked for the culture of other ministries and local governments, as well as the budget of the public audiovisual sector,” emphasizes the candidate Defiant France.

He wants to create a National Center for Artist-Writers and Authors who “organize professional elections to negotiate and create social protections adapted to these professions, encouraging creativity as well as show discontinuity. Jean-Luc Mélenchon also wishes to “professionalise and re-evaluate the place of arts and cultural education in school education”, in particular by developing the training of primary and secondary school teachers on these issues. All schools will also be linked to cultural institutions in order to facilitate meetings with artists.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon proposes the creation of an Environmental Planning Board. This entity, attached to the prime minister, will coordinate the development of a planning law,” while his environment ministry will take “urgent measures”: banning glyphosate and neonicotinoids, reopening stations that have been closed since 2017, or thermally refurbishing buildings. He wants to enshrine in the Constitution the principle of the “green rule”, according to which we do not take more from nature than it can give, with the goal of reducing emissions by 65% ​​in 2030 and publish an annual report.

  • The LFI candidate says he wants to put “the social” at the heart of his campaign. “We have emergency safety laws, emergency health laws: it’s time Law on social emergency“, he insisted in an interview given to JDD on September 11. This social emergency law includes “freezing the prices of basic necessities, raising the minimum wage to 1,400 euros net, and postponing the repayment of state-guaranteed loans.”
  • The People’s Union candidate says he wants to end the “numbers” policy in the police. He wants to restore police proximity, strengthen agent training and cancel BAC. He also intends to ban the use of dangerous law enforcement equipment.
  • At the level justice, he promises to recruit 13,000 magistrates, 20,000 clerks and 10,000 administrative employees. He wants certain routine procedures, such as divorce, to be free.
  • On the pension reform, the La France Insoumise candidate detailed what methods he could use to fund the payment of a full pension (at least the equivalent of the minimum wage) to any worker who has contributed for 40 years. The candidate proposed three solutions at BFM Business on November 4th. “We only need to put women’s wages at the same level as men’s wages, and social security contributions will make up the difference,” he explained at first. As an alternative, he proposes to create “another million jobs”: “If there are another million jobs, we finance a pension at 60 for 40 pensions,” he emphasized, in particular. The third direction: “A two-point bonus on all salaries above 3400 euros.” The LFI candidate also substantiated the extent to which this aspect of his program was fundamental: “You know, as I do, that working too long is unhealthy and that harming health increases personal suffering, increases morbidity, increases unemployment for the elderly, which today is worth 3 billion. In other words, the fact that you did not pay in retirement, you pay for unemployment, is a big deal.
  • As for the rights succession, he intends to limit the inheritance to 12 million euros. “In addition to 12 million euros, I take everything,” said the radical left candidate.
  • Jean-Luc Mélenchon set to return to privatization several activities, in particular airports, Française des jeux, as well as motorways, according to the program
  • On the health and vaccination passport, Jean-Luc Mélenchon positioned himself as an ardent opponent. “We oppose the sanitary passport because it is an encroachment on freedom in the sphere of work, in society, in human relations,” he said at the end of August. During his interview with JDD, the MP reverted to his refusal of the pass: “To make believe that its holders are no longer a danger to others is a lie! But the medical pass creates a society of universal control. Universal registration, absurd untimely control, etc. I said it in all tones and voted against.
  • L’Insoumis protects national sovereignty and, in terms of European politics, he wants to “rebuild it on the basis of two main tenets: social, environmental and democratic non-regression and meeting standards at the best price.” He explains that he wants to “use an opt-out clause (opt-out, in French, editor’s note) when treaties conflict with program commitments.”

If you want to get more information and see all the measures proposed by candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, they are available online on his campaign website. Find his program here.

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