Government wins confidence vote


Prime Minister Manuel Valls and the French government have survived a ‘censure motion’ in the National Assembly.

On Tuesday the government forced through pro-business legislation using a constitutional clause known as 49.3 which meant that the National Assembly did not vote on the law. The opposition immediately called a no-confidence vote which took place yesterday. In the end the opposition were able to muster just 234 votes in favour of the censure motion, well short of the 289 votes needed to bring down the government.

The so called Macron Law still has to pass the Senate before returning to the National Assembly for final approval.

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