The no-confidence question presented by the broad opposition alliance Nupes for the 17th time and foreseeing the fall of the government was discussed in the General Assembly of the Assembly.
In the statement made on the Twitter account of the National Assembly, the motion, which received 239 affirmative votes, was rejected as an absolute majority could not be achieved.
In the 577-seat National Assembly, at least 289 votes are required for the government to fall with a no-confidence vote.
The prime minister was busy with his electronic cigarette
On the other hand, while the motion of no confidence covering the overthrow of the government was being discussed, it was noteworthy that Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne played with her electronic cigarette.
In his speech here, Borne accused the opposition of inconsistency, demagoguery and contradictions.
Borne announced on March 16 that he had put in place the 3rd paragraph of Article 49 of the Constitution, which allows a bill to pass without a vote in the Parliament, for the bill on pension reform.
The next day, the opposition submitted 2 motions of no confidence against the government to the Parliament.
The motion of no confidence that would cause the government to fall was not accepted as the deputies could not obtain an absolute majority.
Mass demonstrations broke out in France on March 16, after the government’s decision to pass the bill, which includes raising the retirement age from 62 to 64, without voting.
The police responded harshly to the protesters, and violent incidents took place in many parts of the country.
More than 1,000 people were detained in protests across the country since 16 March.
The Constitutional Council, to which the opposition and the government applied to determine whether the reform was in conformity with the constitution, approved the article of the draft law that increased the retirement age to 64, and rejected the 6 articles in whole or in part.