French government faces growing unrest from party ranks

April 6, 2014 1:22 PM

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PARIS, April 6 (Reuters) - France's newly reshuffled Socialist government faces growing unrest from within its own party and from former coalition allies the Greens ahead of a confidence vote on Tuesday which will test France's ability to push ahead on reforms.

President Francois Hollande, whose administration has failed to lower stubbornly high unemployment in Europe's second-biggest economy after two years in power, is staking his credibility on a "responsibility pact" to cut companies' payroll taxes if they boost hiring in return.

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