Macron bypasses vote in parliament to force through pension reforms


There were rowdy scenes on Thursday at France's National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, after the government announced it is to use an article of the constitution which allows it to force its reform of the pension system through the chamber without a vote, a decisiontaken after it became unsure of gaining a majority of members in favour of the hotly contested draft bill.  

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The French government has been forced to push through unpopular pension reforms, to avoid a knife-edge vote in the National Assembly, reports BBC News.