The proposal was introduced after the controversial pension reform was adopted without a parliamentary vote by factions of five opposition parties and the LIOT group made up of representatives of the center parties and the previous government.
An absolute majority of the members of the National Assembly is required to adopt a motion of no confidence, i.e. 287 votes.
However, only 278 deputies voted in favor of the first motion aimed at overthrowing the government, so the motion almost failed.
Yael Brown-Bive, President of the National Assembly, announced that deputies will soon be able to vote on the second motion of no-confidence put forward by National Unification led by Marine Le Pen. If this happens, we will update our article.
The second proposal also failed, and the pension reform was passed
MTI reported that the motion of no confidence put forward by National Consolidation also failed: only 94 representatives voted in favour.
The rejection of no-confidence requests also indirectly means that
Parliament approved the pension reform, and the President of the Republic can announce its entry into force.
Emmanuel Macron is due to make a statement on reform in a few days.
In the first motion of no confidence, the balancing language was the 61-member faction of center-right Republicans, for which it was necessary to obtain the votes of at least thirty deputies to overthrow the government. Although the party leadership supported pension reform and told the faction to reject motions of no confidence, a large number of centre-right MPs voted for the multi-party left movement – but MPs who voted against the party leadership did not. It is enough to pass the movement.
According to the opposition, the government is dead and democracy has been mocked
“This government is already dead in the eyes of the French,” said Mathilde Bannot, leader of France’s radical left-wing group in the National Assembly, after announcing the results of the first motion of no confidence.
In the tense two-hour debate before the vote, Charles de Courson, representative of the LIOT group that put forward the first no-confidence motion, called Emmanuel Macron’s decision to bypass the National Assembly vote a “mockery of democracy” and called the pension reform unfair. According to him, raising the minimum age “exacerbated the tensions, anger and anxiety of citizens.”
Opponents consider the bill unfair primarily because it intends to impose the mandatory service period of 43 years for a full pension and the retirement age of 64 years at the same time, and thus would be more harmful to manual workers than the current system. According to polls
70 percent of the French support the protest, 60 percent also agree with the strike in strategic sectors, and two-thirds of them were outraged that the head of state bypassed the vote of the National Assembly.
Protesters against the regulations recently had in mind the beheading of French President Emmanuel Macron.
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