French conservatives sack deputy leader over pension reform split


Aurélien Pradié , deputy leader of France's Les Républicains party, which is supporting President Emmanuel Macron's draft lesgislation to raise the retirment age, now being debated in parliament, has been sacked over his public opposition to the bill.  

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France’s conservative rightwing Les Républicains party sacked Aurélien Pradié as deputy party leader on Saturday, after he failed to join the party in backing President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the retirement age, reports The Guardian.