The first draft of a no-confidence resolution in the current cabinet, presented by a group of independent and left-wing MPs, was supported by 278 lawmakers, when for the desired result they should have been at least 287, i.e. say more than half of the total number of deputies sitting in parliament from the lower house.
Thus, for the current Cabinet to resign, only nine votes were not enough.
In any case, the pension reform law, which provoked a national protest movement in the country, can be considered adopted.
In the near future, a vote is expected on the second resolution prepared by the Union Nationale party. However, this document has little chance of being adopted. The fact is that on the eve representatives of the left factions in the National Assembly said that they would not support him because of ideological differences with the party of Marine Le Pen.
Meanwhile, on Place Vauban, not far from the Esplanade des Invalides on the left bank of the Seine, a rally against the pension reform is taking place. Among them are many representatives of the General Confederation of Labor (GCL) trade union centre, activists from youth organizations and students. They sing “La Marseillaise”, shout anti-government slogans.
Protesters may head for the Palais Bourbon, where the National Assembly is located. Admittedly, the palace is now surrounded by police cordons.
The police are also concentrated on the Place de la Concorde and on the Champs Elysées.
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