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'Weakened' Macron sticks with pension bill, eyes new reforms: Report

Macron does not plan any reshuffle or snap elections and has ruled out withdrawing the pension law, which will raise the retirement age by two years to 64

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French President Emmanuel Macron is looking to move on and work on new reforms in the coming weeks after his government barely survived a no-confidence motion on Monday over an unpopular pension reform, a source said.

Macron does not plan any reshuffle or snap elections and has ruled out withdrawing the pension law, which will raise the retirement age by two years to 64, the source who took part in meetings between Macron and allies on Tuesday told Reuters.

He will instead try and use a TV interview on Wednesday to “calm things down,” the source said.

With unions stepping up strikes and

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First Published: Mar 22 2023 | 12:08 AM IST

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