France's pensions commissioner resigns over salary scandal: Presidency

In a photo taken on Sept 10, French High Commissioner for Pension Reform Jean-Paul Delevoye poses during a photo session in Paris. PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - The French commissioner overseeing a controversial pensions reform that has resulted in a crippling transport strike, resigned Monday (Dec 16) after failing to disclose a high-paying private sector job while he was in government, the presidency said.

In a statement to AFP, Jean-Paul Delevoye said his credibility had been undermined by "violent attacks" by unions and opposition leaders seeking to discredit a pensions overhaul he said "is essential for France." French President Emmanuel Macron's office said Delevoye would be replaced "as soon as possible."

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