Jean-Paul Delevoye, who had a leading role in planned pension reforms, failed to disclose a high-paying private-sector job while he was in government [Dominique Faget/AFP]

The French commissioner overseeing controversial pension system reforms that have resulted in a crippling transport strike resigned on Monday after failing to disclose a high-paying private-sector job while he was in government, the presidency said.

Jean-Paul Delevoye’s resignation came as French commuters endured a twelfth day of misery on Monday as the government and unions traded blame for the strike.

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French President Emmanuel Macron‘s office said Delevoye would be replaced “as soon as possible”.

In a statement to AFP news agency, Delevoye said his credibility had been undermined by “violent attacks” by unions and opposition leaders seeking to discredit

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