- French government survives no-confidence vote by a slim margin of 9 votes.
- Opposition parties failed to get 287 votes required to dislodge Macron's government.
- Macron's pension reform raises minimum pension age from 62 to 64.
- Use of article 49.3 to push reform through without voting angers protest groups.
- Reform is unpopular, but necessary as France spends 14% of gdp on public pensions.
Emmanuel Macron’s government survives, but there is more trouble ahead
Emmanuel Macron's government survives no-confidence vote by a slim margin, but protests against pension reform could still spread. French pension reform is unpopular but necessary.