The communist candidate for the presidential election said he wanted to “make the heritage popular”.
The communist candidate Fabien Roussel declared this Monday on France 2 to want to establish “zero taxation” on inheritance rights “below 118,000 euros” of inheritance, to “guarantee each modest, middle-class family”, the possibility of transmitting it. “I am for making the heritage popular,” said Fabien Roussel, who will make his back-to-school speech on Monday evening, in front of the PCF headquarters in Paris.
He promised that “below 118,000 euros, which is the amount of the average inheritance, there will be no inheritance tax, regardless of the descendants”. “Above” 118,000 euros, he promises “a progressive tax and indeed a higher tax on the highest assets”. Fabien Roussel wants to take the question “in reverse” from the rebellious candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who wants tax everything above 12 million euros 100% and allocate this revenue to a study allowance for all young people.
Defend “the steak of the French”
Jean-Luc Mélenchon also proposes to exempt from inheritance tax 120,000 euros per person, and provides for “social adoption”, the possibility for two people without family ties to create mutual rights, assistance and access to inheritance. These people would be call “civil partners”.
Fabien Roussel, credited with 2% of the voting intentions, says he incarnates “a left which is resolutely on the side of the people” and defends “the steak of the French”. “And to defend the Frenchman’s steak, you have to have a good salary, you have to have a good pension,” he insisted.
He has been the subject of controversy on social networks in recent weeks for having tweeted that French gastronomy was for him “good wine, good meat, good cheese”,
being criticized in particular by the candidate for the primary ecologist Sandrine Rousseau for remarks which according to her “exclude part of the gastronomy which takes place in France“.
“This controversy over food has revealed what the left does not want to see, a part of the left which is cut off from the people”, reacted Fabien Roussel.