French Senate votes to increase retirement age to 64

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The French Senate has voted in favor of raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 despite weeks of protests and strikes that attracted hundreds of thousands of workers.

The Senate and the National Assembly chambers of parliament have been debating the law change for some time© CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP

France’s Senate has approved a proposal to increase the retirement age by two years, to 64. Senate members voted 201 to 115 in favor of the bill.

The vote comes against the backdrop of massive strikes and protests that have thrown many sectors into limbo as public sector staff and other workers opposed President Emmanuel Macron’s proposal.

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