The press secretary of the National Assembly (House of Representatives) of France, Yael Brun-Per, announced the failure of a vote of no confidence in the government, led by Prime Minister Elisabeth Born, based on a vote held on Saturday evening.
“101 deputies out of 288 voted for the draft resolution. Thus, the necessary majority of votes for the adoption of the document has not been collected,” said Brun Bear.
Left opposition parties put the draft resolution to the vote. The dissatisfaction of the deputies was caused by the decision of the Prime Minister for the tenth time to apply the articles of the constitution, allowing the implementation of the Social Security Financing Law in 2023.
This constitutional provision allows the Council of Ministers to implement financial bills without parliamentary approval. “The failure of Parliament to pass a vote of no confidence means that the Social Security Financing Act 2023 has finally been passed,” the Speaker of the National Assembly said.
Legislative law provides for the implementation of a tariff shield, which guarantees that the increase in energy prices next year will not exceed 15 percent. In addition, the state intends to create a fund of 2 billion euros to upgrade heating systems in residential buildings. Among other measures envisaged in the budget, 8.5 thousand jobs in the French Ministry of the Interior over the next five years.