Pensions, purchasing power, security…: we compared the programs of Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen won the first round with 27.8% and 23.1% of the vote respectively. Energy, taxes, purchasing power…: what do the candidates for the second round really offer?

The polls revealed the winners of the first round and Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen went head to head when the results were announced on Sunday 10 April. As in 2017, the Presidential candidate and the National Rally candidate will face each other again in the second round. Far behind, Eric Zemmour demanded a vote for his colleague with 7%. Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his 21.95% declared that no vote should go to Marine Le Pen. “We know who we will never vote for! », declared the Insoumis shortly after his defeat.

On April 24, the French will have to choose between re-electing the outgoing president who has seen much turbulence between the Yellow Vests demonstrations, the Benalla affair, the Covid-19 pandemic and most recently the McKinsey scandal, the candidate Marine Le Pen, which was not spared by various events (bogus jobs for assistants in the European Parliament, Russian loans, lawsuits for “incitement to hatred”…). But what interests the French, who really want to change their everyday lives, are the facts. What are Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen promising to enable those who don’t necessarily have the means to live decently? What about retirement age? Here are the key points of the programs of these two candidates.

The programs of Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen in 7 points

purchasing power

Marine LePen

  • Reduce VAT from 5.5% to 0% on 100 essential hygiene and food products
  • Reduction of the motorway toll by around 15%
  • Enter into an agreement with companies that will be exempted from increasing employer contributions in the event of a 10% increase in all wages up to 3 SMIC

Emmanuel Macron

  • “Pay at source” of social benefits
  • Leasing mechanism when buying an electric car
  • Triple the Macron bonus cap.

taxation

Marine LePen

  • Creation of the French sovereign wealth fund, dedicated to investments in the French economy and strategic assets for France’s sovereignty abroad
  • Abolition of the real estate wealth tax (IFI) and introduction of the financial wealth tax
  • Abolition of inheritance taxes and promotion of gift giving
  • Privatization of public service broadcasting and abolition of the audiovisual license fee
  • Implementation of an interest-free public loan over 10 years for a maximum amount of 100,000 euros, the residual capital of which will be erased from the birth of the 3rd child
  • Tax exemption for under 30

Emmanuel Macron

  • Reduce taxes by 15 billion euros at parity between companies and households
  • End of audiovisual license fee
  • 150,000 euros inheritance tax reduction for direct descent
  • Reduce taxes for cohabiting couples “like they were married or in a PACS”

Business

Marine LePen

  • Ban on the import of raw materials from deforestation or other practices contrary to applicable norms
  • Invest in slaughterhouses and implement an agreement to improve working conditions for employees and ensure animal welfare standards are met
  • Guarantee farmer prices that respect their work and support young people in this sector
  • repayment of the national debt

Emmanuel Macron

  • Invest heavily in farming to ensure independence
  • Invest 30 billion euros in the future industries (mini launchers, biomedicine, semiconductors, artificial intelligence, etc.)
  • Reduction of national debt from 2026

security

Marine LePen

  • Increasing law enforcement and judiciary staffing and budgets
  • Strengthening the cooperation between the various actors (mayor, police, etc.)
  • Expulsion of foreigners guilty of felonies and misdemeanors
  • Limiting sentence adjustments and an alternative to imprisonment
  • Establishment of a ministry to combat fraud
  • Creation of 85,000 prison places by 2027

Emmanuel Macron

  • Recruitment of 7,500 police officers, 2,500 gendarmes and 8,500 judges and judicial officers
  • 200 new gendarmerie brigades
  • Republican action force in neighborhoods when insecurity calls for it
  • Creation of a file of perpetrators of domestic violence
  • File a complaint online

retirement

Marine LePen

  • Rejection of an extension of retirement
  • Reindexing of pensions to inflation
  • Reinstatement of the half share for widows and widowers
  • Upgrading of all small pensions to 1000 €
  • Lower transfer taxes

Emmanuel Macron

  • The departure age will be raised to 65 by 2035
  • Raising the minimum age to 1,100 euros
  • Abolition of the main special regulations (EDF, RATP, etc.) for new entrants
  • Easier and more advantageous combination of work and pension

health

Marine LePen

  • Fight against medicinal deserts
  • Use of telemedicine thanks to a national investment plan
  • Abolition of the regional health authorities (ARS)
  • Launched an investment plan for EPHAD and increased employee salaries
  • Significant extension of the nursing period over the entire working life (from 3 to 12 months)

Emmanuel Macron

  • Hospital recruitment plan
  • Best doctor pay in town
  • Promotion of home care for the elderly
  • Development of teleconsultation
  • Provide caregivers with two weeks of rest

energies

Marine LePen

  • Reduction of VAT on all energy products (petrol, heating oil, gas and electricity) from 20% to 5.5%.
  • Strengthening France’s energy independence
  • Set a moratorium on the construction of new wind turbines
  • Construction of three new nuclear reactors

Emmanuel Macron

  • Construction of 6 new generation nuclear power plants
  • Development of solar energy and offshore wind
  • Aid to renovate 700,000 homes per year
  • Investments in renewable energy and nuclear energy

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