France's government pushed the controversial pension reform through parliament without a final vote. On Thursday, she decided to implement President Emmanuel Macron's most important reform project without a vote in the National Assembly. However, the gradual increase in the retirement age from 62 to 64 can still be overturned by a vote of no confidence.
Shortly before the scheduled vote on Thursday, Macron convened a council of ministers to apply Article 49.3 of the constitution, according to government sources. This allows legislation to be passed without a vote if the government survives a related motion of no confidence.
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