Hardleft Melenchon of Factbox-France promises guaranteed jobs and capital controls | world news

PARIS (Reuters) – Jean-Luc Melenchon, a hard-left veteran and longtime admirer of Cuba’s late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, is third in France’s presidential race.

Here are his main political proposals https://melenchon2022.fr/programme:

* Freeze gas, petrol and food prices in the short term

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* Increase the minimum wage to 1,400 euros net per month

* Lower the retirement age to 60, with a minimum pension of 1,000 euros per month

* Restore the dissolved wealth tax and impose a tax on polluters

* Guaranteed employment for the long-term unemployed

* Imposing controls on the movement of capital

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* Use the veto in the EU to block new free trade agreements, as well as enlargement without social and fiscal alignment

* Offer asylum to whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden and Julian Assange

* Renegotiate the Le Touquet agreement, which gives Britain a border in France

* Determination of energy prices on the end market with a guarantee of price stability

* Disposal plans for new EPR nuclear power plants

* End nuclear and fossil energy by 2050

* Enter a Sixth Republic, granting more power to parliament and reducing presidential powers

* Allow citizens to call a referendum amending the constitution or proposing a new law if the support threshold is reached

(Compiled by Richard Lough; Editing by Ingrid Melander)

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