March 16, 2023 10:14 GMT
Pension Reform Vote On A Knife-Edge
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The French National Assembly, the lower chamber of the country's parliament, is scheduled to vote later today on President Emmanuel Macron's proposed pensions reforms. The reforms see - among other measures - the pension age lifted from 62 to 64, a move that has sparked major protest and industrial action across the country.
- The vote (due to take place at 1500CET/1000ET/1400GMT) is at present too close to call. Macon's centrist Renaissance and its allies do not hold a majority in the Assembly and will be reliant on votes from the centre-right Les Republicains (LR) to pass the reform.
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