France's government survives a no-confidence motion

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech during the National Roundtable on Diplomacy at the foreign ministry in Paris, Thursday, March 16, 2023. Michel Euler/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron's government narrowly survived a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly on Monday, after bypassing the lower house last week to push through a deeply unpopular pension reform.

A total of 278 MPs voted in favour of the no-confidence motion, not enough to reach the 287 votes needed to bring down the government.

(Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by GV De Clercq)

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