French Senate passes hotly contested pension revision




 
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French Senate passes hotly contested pension revision
 
October 23rd, 2010  
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Topic: French Senate passes hotly contested pension revision


French Senate passes hotly contested pension revision
President Nicolas Sarkozy's key policy initiative on retirement passed by 177 to 153. The vote was accelerated by a government anxious to put a lid on weeks of strikes and protests against the change.

Reporting from Paris By Devorah Lauter, LA Times


"The French Senate passed a hotly contested pension revision Friday night, providing a victory for President Nicolas Sarkozy and setting the stage for expected final passage by both houses of Parliament next week."..............

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,2434165.story