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French government to force through pension changes, bypassing parliament

The French government will force through contested pension changes by decree, avoiding a parliamentary vote.

In a surprise announcement, the French prime minister, Édouard Philippe, said the controversial measure would be used to bypass parliament after opposition parties filed more than 41,000 amendments to the law in an attempt to stall its introduction.

The proposed reforms have sparked widespread protests and strikes since they were announced in December last year.

“I have decided to engage the government’s responsibility on the bill to create a universal retirement system, not to put an end to debate, but to end this period of non-debate,” Philippe told the assembly on Saturday evening.

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