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Confidence Vote Falls Short By Nine Votes


A confidence vote in the government of French Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne has been rejected by the French parliament by a margin of nine votes - far closer than anticipated.

  • Borne's government will remain in place, and the pension reform championed by President Emmanuel Macron and pushed through parliament via a controversial clause will be adopted.
  • The unexpectedly close vote is likely to substantially weaken the position of both Borne and Macron.

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