The French government will face two confidence votes on Monday in response to President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to bypass the legislature to push through his unpopular pension reform, which will raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
If the no-confidence votes win a majority of seats, the pension bill would be nullified and Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne would have to resign, forcing President Macron to appoint a new government or call for early elections.
Transport strikes continue today, and a ninth strike day has been proposed by unions for Thursday 23rd.
This is the biggest challenge faced by President Macron’s government since the gilets jaunes protests which began in 2018.
( Source Euronews)