Macron will approve the pension reform by decree without counting on the Assembly

Emmanuel Macron has chosen to approve the controversial pension reform by the mechanism that allows avoiding a vote in the National Assemblyl, in the absence of a sufficient majority, various local media reported.

The decision to resort to article 49.3 of the Constitution was made after the third meeting held this Thursday by the president, Emmanuel Macronthe prime minister, Elisabeth Borneand several members of the Executive.

In this way, Borne will therefore be able to resort to said article to avoid even having a debate in the Low cameraalthough this instrument also opens the door for the opposition to put motions of no confidence against the Government on the table.

In fact, it has already happened on several occasions during this legislature, with motions in which the leftist La Francia Insumisa (LFI) and the far-right National Association. However, the opposition would need new allies to overthrow the Executive.

He Senate approved the reform this morning by a comfortable margin, but the doubts in an appreciable number of deputies of the macronist bloc and his conservative LR allies did not make it possible to get the necessary number of votes in favor in the Assembly.

On Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of France’s main cities again – for the eighth time – to question a reform that raises, among other issues, raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 and extend the contribution period necessary to obtain the maximum pension.

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