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French public sectors strike against the Juppe Plan 1995

Time period
September, 1995 to December, 1995
Economic Justice
Total points
6 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Dong Shin You, 01/02/2015

Jacques Chirac became president of France with a majority 53 to 47 vote in a close May 1995 presidential election. Chirac had little time to celebrate, however. Chirac faced the daunting tasks of fixing France’s waning economy and addressing widening social inequality. At the time, France’s economy was limping along with unemployment at 12.3% - higher than any other leading industrialised nation.