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France’s Borne Expects Government to Use Decree to Pass Budget

Elisabeth Borne

Elisabeth Borne

Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said the government expects to need to use a fast-track decree process to make sure France’s 2023 budget is adopted.

“We will probably need to use the 49.3,” Borne said in an interview with TF1 TV on Sunday, in a reference to a provision of the constitution that allows the executive branch to bypass vote in parliament to pass laws.