What’s going on in France? Key ruling coming for Macron’s unpopular pension plan

After weeks of protest, France is bracing for a court ruling on Emmanuel Macron's planned pension reform. Paul Workman has the latest.

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  1. While many already opposed the bill, the president has inspired further democratic outrage by forcing it through parliament without a vote in the National Assembly, a move that appeared to many to stretch his executive power to its outer limit. The bill still faces a review by the Constitutional Council before it can be formally signed into law and the council is in a position to reject articles within the measure if they are felt not to be in line with the constitution. They are also protesting the cost of living while funds are going elseware supporting Ukraine.

  2. the protests have been going on for more than 14 days (relative to newscasters published date of broadcast).

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