French lawmakers reject key bill in govt snub

The text, which was rejected by 70 votes to 25, was aimed at extending worker representation in small companies, France Info said on www.france-info.com.

French lawmakers reject key bill in govt snub

Lawmakers in France's ruling UMP party rejected a key government proposal in a direct snub to Labour Minister Eric Woerth, who is embroiled in a sleaze scandal and had championed the bill, France Info radio said on its website on Thursday.

The text, which was rejected by 70 votes to 25, was aimed at extending worker representation in small companies, France Info said on www.france-info.com.

The rare rejection of a government bill by majority lawmakers follows accusations that Woerth accepted cash donations from France's richest heiress to finance the presidential campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007.

Woerth and Sarkozy have denied the accusations.


Reuters


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