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Macron’s Government Survives No-Confidence Vote in National Assembly

Author: Editors Desk Source: WSJ:
March 21, 2023 at 07:01
Monday’s no-confidence motion was supported by 278 lawmakers in the National Assembly, a mere nine votes short of a majority. PHOTO: GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS
Monday’s no-confidence motion was supported by 278 lawmakers in the National Assembly, a mere nine votes short of a majority. PHOTO: GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS

PARIS—French President Emmanuel Macron’s government narrowly survived a no-confidence vote in the National Assembly on Monday, fending off a last-ditch effort to kill his contentious pension overhaul and topple his administration.

The no-confidence motion, spearheaded by a group of centrists, won the support of 278 lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament, nine votes short of a majority. A second no-confidence vote, filed by Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally, failed by a wide margin.

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