The pension reform definitively adopted in France after the rejection of 2 motions of censure
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The National Assembly on Monday rejected the second motion of censure, tabled by RN deputies, which leads to the final adoption by Parliament of the pension reform project providing for a postponement of the legal age from 62 to 64 years old.
After the rejection by 9 votes of a first transpartisan motion, that of the far right won only 94 votes out of the 287 necessary. The left like the RN group have already announced referrals to the Constitutional Council, which will have to decide before the promulgation of the highly contested reform project.
Some 250 parliamentarians, mainly from the left, are also calling for a referendum on shared initiative (RIP) to “affirm that the legal retirement age cannot be set beyond 62 years”.
Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne had unleashed the constitutional weapon of 49.3 on Thursday to pass the highly contested reform without a vote, not being certain of obtaining a majority. The National Assembly on Monday rejected by nine votes the first of two motions of censure against the French government on its pension reform project, the one likely to receive the greatest number of votes.
This first motion received 278 votes out of the 287 necessary. MEPs must now vote on a second motion, tabled by the far right, which has no chance of being adopted.
The reform will then be considered as definitively adopted.