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    Posted: March 17 2023 at 10:34am

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5cERmzyysQ[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5cERmzyysQ ;

Live at the National Assembly in Paris, a day after the French government decided to force through changes to the pension system without a vote. On Thursday, the Senate passed President Macron’s proposals by 193-144, but the vote in the Assembly was withdrawn at the last minute, with the result believed to be too close to call. French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne then announced the triggering of Article 49.3, a special constitutional power, to pass the legislation. Regular demonstrations and strikes against the bill, which increases the pension age from 62 to 64, have taken place in recent months, with rallies expected to intensify following the use of the executive power. 
See also; [url]https://www.france24.com/en/france/20230316-a-dog-day-afternoon-in-french-politics-as-macron-uses-nuclear-option-to-raise-retirement-age[/url] or https://www.france24.com/en/france/20230316-a-dog-day-afternoon-in-french-politics-as-macron-uses-nuclear-option-to-raise-retirement-age ;

France entered a period of political uncertainty on Thursday as French President Emmanuel Macron rammed a controversial pension reform through parliament without a vote by invoking a special executive measure. With the opposition braced for a no-confidence vote and the unions threatening more strikes, France witnessed a dramatic afternoon in politics.


The scenes in the National Assembly, France’s lower house of parliament, on Thursday appeared to have been lifted from historical dramas dating back to the country’s revolutionary past.

Aux armes citoyens, formez vos bataillons,” sang opposition lawmakers as the chamber echoed with the rousing cry of La Marseillaise, the French national anthem, rallying citizens to take up arms and form battalions. “S’il vous plait, s’il vous plait,” pleaded Yaël Braun-Pivet, the speaker of the National Assembly, ineffectually trying to get order in the house.

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Shortly after Borne’s address in the National Assembly on Thursday, Marine Le Pen said her far-right National Rally party would file a no-confidence motion. Communist lawmaker Fabien Roussel said such a motion is “ready” on the left.

For a no-confidence vote to be put to the chamber, the motion must be signed by at least one-tenth of the National Assembly’s 577 deputies.

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However the social fallout of Macron’s latest political gamble is unlikely to increase France’s economic competitiveness while highlighting its exceptionalism as a country deeply committed to maintaining the existing official retirement age.

By Thursday night, thousands of protesters had gathered on Place de la Concorde, across the River Seine from parliament. Police fired tear gas as angry demonstrators hurled cobblestones at security officers. In several other French cities, including Marseille, there were also spontaneous protests against the reform.

French unions called for another day of strikes and action against the reform on Thursday, March 23.

It was just one sign of things to come, according to Herbert. “If you thought things were already tense in France over the past couple of weeks, couple of months, stand by, because passions are about to be even more inflamed,” he warned.

DJ, It is NOT only about pension plans, it is also "politics" out of contact with the public...

The DGSI - domestic French intel - is on maximum alert starting today. They expect across the board social convulsion. See you in the barricades, babe.

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France today is an entirely dysfunctional country, bordering failed state status, in the heart of Europe. As long as it remains beholden to Central Banking scams from Basel to Frankfurt, nothing will change.

DJ, A "government" spending tens of billions on wars...but rather import HCW-ers then provide decent pay...In France millions deal with Long coViD only to be insulted by a rich "political" elite...Inflation in many countries does not see pay rise to cover it...

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Monday, #France is expecting the government to fall (and with it the retirement law) or the government and President  to fall much earlier than 2027, the end of his mandate. Macron was never voted out of choice but lack of options. I hope  follows.

DJ...lots of strikes, protests are expected....The position of Macron is becoming very hard....(but he may not yet step down...).

[url]https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20230318-what-could-be-next-after-macron-s-use-of-nuclear-option-to-pass-unpopular-pension-reform[/url] or https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20230318-what-could-be-next-after-macron-s-use-of-nuclear-option-to-pass-unpopular-pension-reform ;

In the wake of Borne’s citation of 49.3 as opposition deputies sang La Marseillaise, France’s national anthem, and held placards saying “no!” to a retirement age of 64, deputies from two parliamentary groups tabled votes of no confidence in the cabinet she leads. The first came from the LIOT group (for Libertés, Indépendants, Outre-mer et Territoires) composed of centrists and moderates, and the second came from Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National or RN).

Cosigned by the leftist NUPES group, the LIOT group’s multiparty motion is giving the government more cause for concern. It could receive support from other members of the left, the far right and even those members of the center-right Les Républicains (LR), who want to bring down the government and its pension reform. The small LIOT group thus finds itself at a pivot point amid opposition to Macron from both right and the left.

DJ, Both in parliament and "on the street" the Macron-regime may have lost support...

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🇫🇷 Map of yesterday’s protests in France. Macron is already being called Louis XVI. 💀

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Priorities: France is now full with protests and strikes because Macron said there's no money to allow workers to retire at 62. At the same time Macron increases military aid to Ukraine because "the president wished to amplify this military aid"

DJ, prices increase much more then income does...So lots of French-other-people run into all kinds of problems because "politics want war"...








In the middle of his appearance on TV, Macron realized that he was wearing a watch worth 80,000 euros, so he quickly decided to take it off without anyone noticing

DJ, the only reason macron still is in power is division between left and right wing opposition...Like in most other western "democrazies"....

[url]https://www.france24.com/en/france/20230324-use-of-force-signals-crisis-of-authority-as-france-s-pension-battle-turns-to-unrest[/url] or https://www.france24.com/en/france/20230324-use-of-force-signals-crisis-of-authority-as-france-s-pension-battle-turns-to-unrest ;

Fury at President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to bypass parliament on pension reform has sparked days of unrest across the country, reviving scrutiny of police’s heavy-handed tactics and leaving French cities shrouded in tear gas and smoke – with no end in sight to an increasingly bitter standoff.


First an epic tussle with the unions, then a bitter standoff in parliament, and now a full-blown crisis in the streets: France’s festering pension dispute took a turn for the worse this week, with protests against Macron’s deeply unpopular plans hardening and escalating amid scenes of chaos in Paris and other cities.

DJ..the basic problem in most of the "west" is the gap between politics and voters...Governments doing things most of the population is fed up with...

We have a "public crisis"; public health, education, housing, transport privatized and becoming to expensive for to many...Communication-issues; politics going for "double talk" and denial/blame games...NOT solutions while increasing their pay...

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