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Pensions: “An important step has been taken” in the Senate, greets Élisabeth Borne


The Prime Minister assured that she would "continue to put (her) energy with the whole government" to go "at the end of the democratic process and that this text be voted on".

An important step has been taken

” welcomed Elisabeth Borne to AFP on Saturday evening after the Senate voted on her highly contested pension reform.

There is a majority in Parliament

” to vote for it, the Prime Minister also assured, in an allusion to the much tighter vote which is expected, probably next Thursday, in the National Assembly.

The government will also count on right-wing elected officials to avoid having recourse to article 49.3 of the Constitution, which allows the adoption of a text without a vote, except for a motion of censure.

“Balancing points will be found”


An important step was taken this evening with a broad vote on the pension reform text in the Senate

," said Elisabeth Borne.

Despite the attempts at obstruction by certain groups, the democratic debate was held

”, she welcomed.

The text was approved by 195 votes against 112.

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The head of government, who only has a relative majority in the Assembly, where her reform could not be put to the vote, adds that she will now "continue to

put (her) energy with the whole government

“to go”

to the end of the democratic process and that this text is voted


Referring to the Joint Joint Committee (CMP) scheduled for Wednesday, during which deputies and senators will seek to agree on a compromise text, she assures that "

points of balance will be found


“Consult the people”


If the CMP is conclusive, as we wish with the presidential majority, the text will return to the Senate and then to the National Assembly for a final vote

" and "

I am sure that there is a majority in Parliament to vote for this text

" , she continues.

While opponents of the reform organized a seventh day of demonstrations on Saturday, the Prime Minister stressed that "

it is in the hemicycle that (the) debate must take place, in the beating heart of the democratic work of our country


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The unions called on the President of the Republic on Saturday to "

consult the people

" on the pension reform, during this day of action which mobilized significantly less than the previous six.

Source: lefigaro

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