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French President Emmanuel Macron. Image Credit: AFP

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday won approval from the upper house Senate for his controversial pensions reform, ahead of an expected knife-edge vote later in the day in the lower house National Assembly.

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The Senate, dominated by conservatives, approved the reform by 193 votes to 114 against, but the margin in the lower house is believed to be far thinner in a major test for Macron.