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.
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