French National Assembly rejects two votes of no confidence against the French government

20.03.2023, Paris.

The National Assembly rejected two votes of no confidence against the French government, and spontaneous rallies are taking place in the country, Le Monde reports March 20.

Earlier the French National Assembly considered a vote of no confidence put forward by the opposition faction LIOT (Libertés, Indépendants, Outre-mer et Territoires). The initiative did not achieve the absolute majority required for its adoption. 278 deputies voted in favor out of the required 287.

Deputies then voted for a second vote of no confidence against the government, put forward by the faction of the far-right party Marine Le Pen because of the pension reform.

94 deputies voted for the vote. An absolute majority of 287 votes was not reached, and the vote of no confidence was rejected.

On March 16, Prime Minister of France, Elizabeth Borne, using Article 49.3 of the French Constitution, passed a bill to raise the retirement age in the country without a vote in Parliament. This caused a wave of indignation. Many MPs declared the “end of democracy” in France.

The reform also caused a wave of protests in society. Protests have been taking place in the country for two months. Gathering millions of people. Protests are often accompanied by riots and clashes with the police.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency