WorldThe Latest: Macron's government may face no-confidence vote

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

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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.

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Emmanuel Macron ' s centrist government facing two no confidence votes today. Comes after top aide seen beating May Day anti- government protesters in Votes have no chance of bringing down government with Macron ' s Republic On The Move party holding comfortable majority in lower-house

A motion of no - confidence , alternatively vote of no confidence , or (unsuccessful) confidence motion, is a statement or vote which states that a person( s ) in a position of responsibility

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.

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