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    The upper house of the French parliament passed the revised labor reform bill in the first reading by 185 to 156 votes after a fortnight of debates.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The upper house of the French parliament adopted on Tuesday a revised version of government’s controversial labor reform bill, according to its official Twitter page.

    The 348-seat Senate passed the legislation in the first reading by 185 to 156 votes after a fortnight of debates.

    The draft law was heavily amended by the Senate’s Conservative majority to make it more business-oriented.

    The Socialist-controlled lower house of the parliament was forced to wave the bill through in May and will vote on it again next month.

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