Anger as French government pushes through pension reform without vote

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By Elizabeth Pineau and Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) -French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne used a special procedure to push an unpopular pensions bill through the National Assembly without a vote on Thursday, while left-wing lawmakers shouted and brandished placards opposing the reform. The move will ensure the bill raising the retirement age by two years to 64 – which the government says is essential to ensure the pension system does not go bust – is adopted after weeks of protests and fractious debate. But it also shows President Emmanuel Macron and his government failed to garner a majo…

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