No-confidence motion for Macron’s government

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Will this political dispute result in the next, year-long protest as in 2008 with the Yellow Vest movement? Nevertheless, while Monday's votes may highlight public dissatisfaction with Macron's government, they are unlikely to bring it down.

The administration used a procedure known as the 49.3 named after the relevant article of the Constitution, which permits some measures to be approved without a vote. Opposition legislators now have 24 hours to submit a no-confidence motion, which they have promised to do.

If the no-confidence motion is rejected, the measure is passed and becomes law. If the no-confidence motion is successful, Mr. Macron's prime minister and government must quit, and the law is rejected.

Last week opposition legislators submitted two resolutions of no-confidence in parliament.

The far-left Nupes coalition co-signed a multiparty no-confidence resolution submitted by the centrist group Liot. A no-confidence resolution was submitted hours later by France's far-right National Rally party, which has 88 National Assembly members.

Besides the fact that Macron's party lost its absolute majority in the lower chamber in last year's elections, there was little possibility the multi-party motion would pass unless a surprising coalition of legislators from all sides, from the far-left to the far-right, developed.

The conservative Les Republicains (LR) party's leaders have ruled out such an alliance. They had not sponsored the first no-confidence motion, which was submitted on Friday.

In the southern city of Nice, the political office of Les Republicains leader Eric Ciotti was damaged overnight, and graffiti warning violence was left if the motion was not backed. Macron's reform raises the pension age by two years to 64, which the administration argues is necessary to save the system from collapsing.

A wide coalition of France's major unions has stated that it would continue to mobilize in order to demand a reversal of the amendments. On Thursday, there will be a day of countrywide strike.

Philippe Martinez, the chairman of the hard-left CGT labor union, stated on BFM television that while he denounced violence, it was Macron's "duty" if the level of fury was so high.

According to a business representative, 34% of TotalEnergies' operational workers were on strike on