French Prime minister Manuel Valls gives a speech during a debate following by a no-confidence vote, on May 12, 2016 at the National Assembly in Paris. France's embattled Socialist government faces a no-confidence vote on May 12 after bypassing parliament to force through a labour reform bill that has drawn hundreds of thousands onto the streets over the last two months. The proposed labour reform, which would make it easier for employers to hire and fire workers, has sparked waves of sometimes violent protests across France since early March. Hollande's cabinet decided at an extraordinary meeting on May 10, 2016 to invoke the constitution's controversial Article 49.3.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Au cours d’une intervention devant les députés à l’Assemblée nationale ce mardi, le Premier ministre Manuel Valls a déclaré, à propos de la loi Travail, que « reculer serait une faute politique ».

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