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France – Hollande won’t withdraw labor reform bill

French President Francois Hollande is standing firm on labor reforms which have angered his left-wing base, saying in a nationally-televised appearance Thursday that the government won’t Francewithdraw a bill on the issue.

The bill to relax the rules governing France’s 35-hour work week and layoffs has sparked weeks of protests and pushed ministers to repeatedly tinker with the proposal in an effort to make it more palatable. And while Hollande acknowledged that he was “trying to find the right balance,” he said the bill wasn’t going anywhere.”It won’t be withdrawn,” he said.

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