French government challenges protesters on the streets
Sunday, March 19, 2023 – 13:31
Bruno Le Maire, France’s finance minister, said his country will continue to implement the pension system despite protests and a vote of no confidence scheduled for Monday.
Le Maire noted in an interview with Le Parisien that “there will not be a majority in Parliament to pass a vote of no confidence.”
French trade unions continue to organize protests; Demonstrators take to the streets to protest against the reform of the pension system, which French President Emmanuel Macron adopted a presidential decision last Thursday.
“The representatives of the people will have the sovereign right to vote on Monday,” the French finance minister said, adding: “The law must be applied; Freedom of demonstration is guaranteed and we must not tolerate any violence anywhere.”
It is worth noting that the adoption of a vote of no confidence will annul the draft pension law and force Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne to resign. Then the President of France will need to appoint a new government.