In France, the law on raising the retirement age was passed without the consent of Parliament.  There were mass protests against the reform.

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Born has announced that a law raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 has been passed without a vote in Parliament. informs AFP.

Earlier March 16 French Senate approved controversial pension reform law, but the vote in the National Assembly – the lower house of parliament, scheduled for the same day, did not take place. The media suggested that the law might not be supported there.

How notes BFMTV used Article 49.3 of the French Constitution to pass the law, which allows the government to unilaterally pass laws without the consent of the legislature.

Raising the retirement age in France is one of the campaign promises of Emmanuel Macron. The authorities first tried to raise the retirement age in 2019, which led to mass protests, and the reform was postponed amid the covid pandemic.

Since January 2023, against the backdrop of a new discussion of pension reform, thousands of protests have taken place in France. In promotions held on March 7, participated more than 1.2 million people, which was the highest value since the beginning of the protests.

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