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15:41  06 december  2018
15:41  06 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The Latest on France protests (all times local): 1 p.m. French left-wing opposition parties are seeking a no - confidence vote in President Emmanuel Macron ' s government amid growing protests and This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2019 FOX News Network, LLC.

French left-wing opposition parties are seeking a no - confidence vote in President Emmanuel Macron ' s government amid growing protests and fears of violence. The assembly would hold a no - confidence motion within 48 hours of the request.

The Latest: Macron's government may face no-confidence vote © The Associated Press A demonstrator holds a placard reading " Join us" as they stand by toll gates on a motorway at Biarritz southwestern France, Wednesday, Dec.5, 2018. The concessions made by French president Emmanuel Macron's government in a bid to stop the huge and violent anti-government demonstrations seemed on Wednesday to have failed to convince protesters, with trade unions and disgruntled farmers now threatening to join the fray. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

PARIS — French left-wing opposition parties are seeking a no-confidence vote in President Emmanuel Macron's government amid growing protests and fears of violence.

Five consequences of France's 'yellow vest' protests

Five consequences of France's 'yellow vest' protests Anti-government protesters wearing florescent yellow jackets have roiled France for nearly three weeks and shaken the government of President Emmanuel Macron. Here are five key consequences of the crisis: 1 - A weakened president at home Since his election in May 2017, Macron, a former investment banker, had styled himself as a resolute and visionary president in the style of famed former French leaders such as Charles de Gaulle. His detractors saw in him the authoritarian instincts of a older historical figure: Napoleon Bonaparte, the 19th-century general who named himself emperor of the French.

French left-wing opposition parties are seeking a no - confidence vote in President Emmanuel Macron ' s government amid growing protests and The government is trying to calm tensions but with little success. The transport minister met Thursday with truckers' unions but they maintained their

The Latest on France protests (all times local):1 p.m.French left-wing opposition parties are seeking a no - confidence vote in President Emmanuel Macron ' s government amid growing protests and fears of violence.The Socialist Party

The Socialist Party, far-left Defiant France and the Communist Party are setting aside their divisions and promising to submit the request to the lower house of parliament, or National Assembly, on Monday. The assembly would hold a no-confidence motion within 48 hours of the request.

The left-wing parties alone don't have nearly enough votes to bring down the government, since Macron's centrist Republic on the Move party has a strong majority in the 577-seat house. But they are trying to attract support from other opposition forces.

The move is a new swipe at Macron and his government, dramatically weakened by weeks of "yellow vest" protests.

The government is trying to calm tensions but with little success. The transport minister met Thursday with truckers' unions but they maintained their promise to go on strike Sunday.

France sees 6th yellow vest protester die in road accident.
A sixth "yellow vest" protester has been killed in France after being hit by a truck at a road blockade near the southern city of Avignon, French authorities said Thursday, as the protest movement showed no signs of abating. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Officials in the Vaucluse department said the driver was arrested and taken into custody after he tried to flee the scene. The Vaucluse prefect's office said the protester got emergency treatment but died from his wounds overnight.

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