The French National Assembly is due to vote on a bill to legalise gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. The issue has exposed deep rifts in French society and prompted huge protests.
France’s economy is recovering at a pace insufficient to combat high unemployment - and the government may need to extend its already unpopular labor reforms, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.
France's Socialist government will face a no-confidence vote on Thursday, as protestors plan large demonstrations against labor reform. The government is likely to survive despite rebels within party ranks.
The lower house has passed the first article of a sweeping plan giving authorities greater powers to combat terrorism. But human rights groups say the proposed changes to the constitution will undermine citizens' rights.
The government of Socialist President Francois Hollande faces a vote of no confidence after deciding to use rule 49-3 to push through controversial labor reform. Hollande's lawmakers are also under pressure.
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