French Senate passes hotly contested pension revision




 
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October 23rd, 2010  
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Topic: 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