Macron shuns parliament to raise French retirement age


France's government has invoked a special constitutional power to enact a contentious pension bill without a vote in parliament in a risky move by president Emmanuel Macron. Left wing lawmakers stand up in parliament singing the Marcellus and brandishing slogans to express their discontent and to prevent French prime minister Elizabeth born from speaking the move led to the suspension of the session for decision came just a few minutes before the vote was scheduled because the government had no guarantee the bill would command a majority in the National Assembly, France's lower house of parliament later, president Emmanuel Macron imposed the highly unpopular Bill, raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 by shunning the raucous parliament and invoking a special constitutional power.

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