. Macron Government Bypasses France’s National Assembly to Pass Pension Overhaul « JO LEE MAGAZINE

WSJ – government of French President Emmanuel Macron invoked a special provision of France’s constitution Thursday to bypass Parliament and increase the country’s retirement age, an act of defiance that escalated the leader’s standoff with street protesters and opposition lawmakers.

The use of Article 49 of the French constitution allows the Macron government to enact a contentious overhaul of France’s pension system after it struggled to cobble together enough votes in Parliament. But the maneuver comes…

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