FRENCH GOVERNMENT SURVIVES NO CONFIDENCE VOTE OVER PENSION REFORM
The French government has narrowly survived a vote of no-confidence, following fallout over its controversial pension’s reform.
Reports say the vote, tabled by Centrist members of parliament, had two hundred and seventy-eight members of parliament vote in favour, falling short of the two hundred and eighty-seven votes needed.
If it had been successful, Emmanuel Macron would have had to name a new government or call new elections .
According to the reports, a second no-confidence motion, tabled by Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally Party is under way.
But the first motion, which had the backing of several left-wing parties such as the Green Party and the Socialist Party, was the only one likely to succeed. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has said that the government has never gone so far to form a compromise to pass the law.