French President Emmanuel Macron has no plans to dissolve parliament or reshuffle the government after approving a controversial pension reform and the street protests it sparked.
This is reported by a number of French media, including BFMTV, with reference to sources.
On the morning of March 21, Macron gathered members of the majority to discuss the next steps after approving the unpopular pension reform.
The journalists learned from "many participants" of this meeting that Emmanuel Macron, in the short term, makes it impossible to dissolve the National Assembly - the lower house of the legislative body, as well as reshuffle the government or announce a referendum on pension reform.
At 1 p.m. Paris time, Macron plans to give an interview on France 2 and TF1 channels, in which he will explain his position.
It will be recalled that on March 20, the French government was able to avoid resignation during the vote of no confidence, the results of the vote also mean the final approval of the pension reform project.
Opposition parties will challenge the draft law in the Constitutional Council, which can decide on its partial or full repeal if it is deemed to violate the Constitution.
Meanwhile, thousands of people across the territory of France came out for another protest, which was accompanied by burning garbage cans and clashes with the police. At least one and a half hundred people were detained in Paris alone, information was received about about 250 detainees, mostly for vandalism and arson.