French PM bets there will be majority to vote pension reform

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PARIS (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne on Tuesday said she was confident there would be a majority in parliament to vote a reform that will see the French work two years more to 64 before being entitled to a pension. “A majority exists, that is not afraid of reforms, even unpopular ones, when they are necessary,” Borne told the lower house of parliament. France is hit by rolling strikes against the pension reform, with key refineries blocked, railway transport disrupted and garbage piling up on the streets of Paris and other French cities. President Emmanuel Macron’s camp does…

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