French Senate votes raising retirement age to 64

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PARIS (Reuters) – French senators early on Thursday night voted in favour of raising the legal retirement age to 64 from 62, a first win for President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform plans which have sparked protests and strikes across the country. Two hundred and one members of the Senate, dominated by the conservative Les Republicains party, voted in favour of the reform’s flagship article 7 on the retirement age, while 115 voted against it. The French upper house is expected to approve the remaining articles of the reform bill later this week. It will then be submitted to a mediation commi…

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