France’s Socialist government is to face a no-confidence vote today after bypassing parliament and ramming through a labour reform bill that had sparked two months of massive street protests.
The team of President Hollande resorted to the controversial manoeuvre on Tuesday in the face of fierce opposition from his own party that doomed the bill in parliament.

The reform, which makes it easier for employers to hire and fire workers, is likely the last major piece of legislation for Hollande, who is the least popular leader in modern French history who shall face a re-election bid next year.