Poll: Narrow majority of French back labour reform protests

By REUTERS
May 15, 2016 22:11

 
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A slim majority of French people are in favor of protests against a deeply contested labour reform the ruling Socialist Party is pushing through parliament, a poll showed on Sunday.

The government faces strikes and new waves of protests after opting last week to use a rarely used constitutional clause to pass the legislation in the face of opposition from rebel Socialist lawmakers and other leftists.



Some 54 percent of those surveyed said they supported the protests against the law to free up France's rigid labour market while 45 percent did not, according to the BVA poll of 1,160 people on May 12 and 13 for Orange and Itele.

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