If one of them is approved, then French Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne resigns, while her decision to proceed with a presidential decree to adopt the reform of the country’s pension system is automatically canceled.
Awaiting the final outcome of the “battle” for the pension, at the parliamentary level, is France.
Hopefully the conference of presidents of the French National Assembly will decide to put to a vote (today Monday and at 17.00 Greek time) the two motions of impeachment filed against the government.
If one of them is approved, then the French Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne resigns, while her decision to proceed with a presidential decree to adopt the reform of the country’s pension system is automatically canceled, thus bypassing the National Assembly where the parties that support President Macron have the relative, but not the absolute majority.
In order for a motion of censure against the French government to be approved, it must be approved by an absolute majority of the members of the National Assembly, i.e. 278 deputies. At the moment it is certain that he will be outvoted by about 250 MPs, that is, those who belong to the extreme right of Marine Le Pen, the left of Jean-Luc Mélenchon and some independents.
The big question is how many of the 60 members of the center-right opposition Republican Party are willing to vote for the censure motion, which the party’s leadership has opposed. To date, a single-digit number of MPs from this party have publicly supported the motion of censure.
At the social level, France is preparing for another general strike next Thursday, while until then there will be strike actions in various sectors of the economy, starting with transport and energy.
At the same time, most opinion polls show that French public opinion is clearly against the reform of the pension system, and in particular against raising the retirement age to 64.
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