Gérald Darmanin, Minister of Action and Public Accounts, announced on Wednesday that the state deficit stood at 93 billion euros last year, against 98 billion expected in the fall, thanks some good fiscal surprises and the privatization of the FDJ.

Gérald Darmanin, the Minister of Action and Public Accounts, is pleased to have

This is good budgetary news for the government, as the coming months promise to be complicated with new spending caused by pension reform. The state deficit is lower than expected for 2019: it stood at 92.8 billion, while the executive still expected 97.6 billion only two months ago, in November.