What is included in Fabien Roussel’s economic program?

Raising the minimum wage, 32 hours a week, nationalizing the enterprise … Communist candidate Fabien Roussel’s economic program is in line with his party’s ideas. Overview.

Two months before the first round of the presidential election, Fabien Roussel, the secretary of the French Communist Party, was ahead of socialist rival Anne Hidalgo, with about 4% of his willingness to vote in polls.

A 62-year-old lieutenant from a communist extremist family, the show’s guest will be the pro-nuclear movement, a lover of “good wine, good meat, and good cheese.” Make France successful Of the BFM business on February 17th. An opportunity to strip the economic side of the program, called “Happy Days in France”.

Raising the minimum wage, 32 hours a week, nationalizing the enterprise … Fabien Roussel’s proposal is in line with his party’s ideas.

Salary and purchasing power

> Raise Smic to 1500 euros per month

Like almost all candidates for the 2022 presidential election, Fabien Roussel wants to increase the minimum wage. He proposes to raise it to a net amount of € 1500 per month. Please note that since January 1, 2022, the minimum wage in France is 1603.12 euros for a 35-hour contract, or about 1269 euros net.

Therefore, the increase proposed by Fabien Roussel is a net amount of around € 230 per month.

In addition, if won, the candidate promises no reward below the minimum wage. This also applies to working research students who are paid the minimum wage.


> Depart at full rate at age 60

Like Philippe Poutou and Nathalie Artaud, Fabien Roussel wants to reduce retirement to 60 at full rate, contrary to suggestions on the other side of the political spectrum.

Communist candidates also want to allow early departures for those who have a difficult job or have a long career.

For pension amounts, both the public and private sectors will reach 75% of net income from activities. It is calculated based on the best 10 years in the private sector. In public, you have the highest 10-year salary with bonuses, or the most lucrative option right during the last 6 months of index salary.


> 32 hours a week

He defended Fabien Roussel and diverted the slogan of the 2007 Nicolas Sarkozy presidential election. Candidates are proposing to reduce working hours to 32 hours a week without reducing salaries.

> New corporate tax

Candidates want a “modular” tax depending on sales and company performance. It will be higher for groups that relocate, reduce employment, engage in financial operations and cause pollution. How to encourage them to change their habits.

In addition, Fabien Roussel provides an “extraordinary contribution” to financing or repayment of health crisis related costs from the interests of large groups and insurance companies.

> Nationalization of enterprises

To “dominate finance”, the main theme of his campaign, candidates plan to nationalize certain strategic groups such as large banks and private insurance companies. Fabien Roussel cites “BNP, AXA, Societe Generale” as an example. But there are also EDF, SNCF, La Poste and France Telecom.

> Suspension of ongoing social planning and layoffs

Fabien Roussel wants a moratorium on ongoing social planning and layoffs at the enterprise. Companies that are not considered legal to dismiss, such as those that pay dividends to shareholders, do not have the right to dismiss. They need to provide employees with alternatives, such as establishing a retraining system to maintain income.

> ISF restore and triple

Fabien Roussel promises to revive the ISF, a wealth tax (ISF) abolished in 2018 by Emmanuel Macron, who preferred to tax critical assets by creating a real estate wealth tax. ..

In his program, Communist candidates state that “the amount will triple” without further details.

> Progressive taxation

The 50-year-old lieutenant wants to make taxes “more progressive” by increasing the number of installments from the current five to fifteen. How to make taxes “more fair”.

During his meeting in Marseille, the candidate summarized, “small things pay small things, big things pay big things.”

Before adding, “Gifts to GAFA, Google and others are over. They will pay.” “We really hunt down tax evaders, stop corruption, stop tax evasion, and investigate white-collar criminals in court.” Fabian Roussel also evades tax evasion from the north to Senator Eric Bokeh. We are planning to appoint a specially devoted minister.

• energy

> Nuclear power plant promotion

A former journalist is leading a rare campaign on maintaining nuclear power on the left. Not only does he not want to do without this energy, he also plans to build at least six additional EPRs.

We plan to make significant investments in renewable energies (solar, wind, especially hydropower, controllable renewable energies) to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040-2050.

> Energy check for a minimum of 700 euros

In terms of purchasing power, the minimum energy check will be raised to 700 euros if it currently fluctuates between 48 and 277 euros. In addition, Fabien Roussel plans to ban power outages for people in fuel poverty.

• Transportation

Candidates want to encourage French people to use trains and public transport to reduce carbon emissions and protect the planet. For this reason, we plan to reopen the small SNCF line to open up the countryside.

He proposes that states and employers provide equal funding, create “Roussel trains” with refunds of employee TER subscriptions, and free public transport in the city.

Another area of ​​investment: bike path development by injecting € 500 million annually, up to € 1 billion in the long run.


In his program, Fabien Roussel promises to refurbish 500,000 heat colanders annually, thanks to a 10-fold increase in the budget of the National Agency for Housing Improvement (ANAH). It offers a range of € 10 billion annually from the start of the mission and hopes to reach € 20 billion in the medium term.

In addition, he proposes to spend € 2 billion on the replacement of 3 million oil-fired boilers. This heating method, which emits large amounts of greenhouse gases, is destined to disappear. According to a decree published in the official journal in early January, no new oil or coal boilers can be installed after July.

• Agriculture

In 10 years, France has lost 100,000 farms. Fabien Roussel wants to provide new impetus and upholds the goal of “500,000 new farmers by 2030 to meet the needs of the country.”

Candidates are aiming for food sovereignty and have promised to challenge the free trade agreement. “Imports of food from countries that do not meet the same health and environmental standards required of our producers will be heavily taxed,” it says in the program.