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Hollande wins no confidence vote, unrest goes on

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>> A growing revolt on the streets of Paris. The socialist government may have survived a no confidence vote on Thursday, brought by the opposition, but not escaping unscathed. As angry protesters continue to take a stand against labor reforms which will make it easier to lay off staff in hard times.
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Reuters Mathias Blumont explains what the atmosphere is like in the French capital.>> These no confidence votes that rarely pass, have been carried out for years by opposition members or bitter magistrate members when dissatisfied with policy making. It is in everyone's mind that, given the state of forces at the French Parliament this was going to be a purely political gesture.
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The key question, however, remains: how will the government manage the anger emanating from unions and from young people over the reform and over the ways being adopted? And this anger shows no signs of easing.>> People still gathered every night in Paris at the Plaza de la Republique.
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And all the marches have been taking place all across the country. Sometimes they involved very violent clashes with the police. So the social scene is indeed heating up here and managing the situation will be crucial for the government, over the coming weeks but also over the rest of the year.
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>> The reform bill will be pushed through the national assembly without a vote. It will also allow employees to apply their own in-house rules on pay and conditions instead of national ones. To add to President Hallonde's woes, the CGT Union announced rolling railway strikes starting next week. Truck drivers are poised to do the same.
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And Thursday's protests declared as merely a warm up. Polsters say three out of four people oppose the reforms. This widespread resistance leaving a deeply unpopular Alande in an even more uncertain position, just a year away from the presidential election.