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French govt survives 1st no-confidence vote in Parl, may survive second one

The no-confidence motion filed by a small centrist group and supported by a leftist coalition received 278 votes Monday, falling short of the 287 needed to pass

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Emmanuel Macron

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The French government has survived a no-confidence vote in the lower chamber of parliament and is expected to survive a second one, after its push last week to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
The no-confidence motion filed by a small centrist group and supported by a leftist coalition received 278 votes Monday, falling short of the 287 needed to pass.
Another motion at the initiative of the far-right that is expected to get less support from other groups' lawmakers.
If both votes fail Monday, the pension bill will be considered adopted.

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First Published: Mar 21 2023 | 7:20 AM IST

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