France's Lower House Rejects No-Confidence Motion Against Government | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


France's Lower House Rejects No-Confidence Motion Against Government

The motion was introduced by the opposition following a scandal involving President Macron's former security aide Alexandre Benalla, who has been put under formal investigation for violent acts and interfering in the work of public services and wearing official insignia without authorization after having assaulted protesters during a rally.

The motion was backed by the center-right Republican Party and communist MPs, receiving 143 votes, whereas the necessary count for approval was 289 votes.

The Republicans and other opposition parties urged for the move in an attempt to force Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to give them a report on the case with Macron's ex-aide Benalla. Just a day before the voting Benalla claimed that he was ready to give explanations on his case to the comission during a parliamentary hearing.

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