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French labor law prompted nationwide strikes, demonstrations
March 28, 2011
On March 28, 2006, French transit workers, postal staff, teachers and media employees went on strike and more than one million people demonstrated across France in protest against the First Employment Contract. The contested legislation would have allowed employers to fire workers under 26 years old....... [more]

Bolivia president to continue hunger strike until final version of election law passed
April 13, 2009
Bolivian President Evo Morales vowed Sunday to continue a hunger strike until the Bolivian National Congress approves the final details of a new election law. Morales declared himself on hunger strike Thursday until congress passed the law because the 60-day period decreed in the new Bolivian const....... [more]

Bolivia president begins redistributing land under new constitution
March 15, 2009
Bolivian President Evo Morales, empowered by his country's new constitution, began redistributing land to indigenous farmers Saturday. In a ceremony on part of the land seized by the government from large owners, Morales turned over about 94,000 acres to Guarani Indians. Morales criticized the....... [more]

New Bolivia constitution takes effect
February 8, 2009
Bolivia's new constitution, which gives more power to the country's indigenous majority, went into effect on Saturday. Announcing the event, President Evo Morales said it represented a new beginning for the country, and an earlier release by his office compared it to the Magna Carta. The n....... [more]

Bolivia approves constitutional referendum to expand power of indigenous majority
January 26, 2009
Bolivian voters on Sunday approved a new constitution that places more power in the hands of the country's indigenous majority. The leftist constitution, which passed by a 59 percent majority, is said by President Evo Morales himself a member of the indigenous majority, to be the start of the ne....... [more]

Bolivia votes on constitutional referendum to expand power of indigenous majority
January 25, 2009
Bolivians began voting Sunday morning on a proposed constitution supported by President Evo Morales. The proposed changes would give the state control over the country's natural gas deposits, would require members of the country's supreme court to be elected by national vote and would give....... [more]

Bolivia president lifts martial law in northern province on last day set by court
November 24, 2008
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Sunday lifted martial law over the the country's northern province of Pando, more than two months after the sanction was imposed following violent regional protests against the country's proposed new constitution. Under the proposed charter, more of Bolivi....... [more]

Bolivia congress approves constitution reform poll after Morales term concession
October 21, 2008
The Bolivian National Congress Tuesday ratified proposed reforms to the country's constitution, paving the way for a national referendum on the changes on January 25, 2009. Bolivian President Evo Morales engineered the endorsement Monday by agreeing not to seek reelection in 2014. Morales....... [more]

France appeals court strikes down labor law in Sarkozy setback
July 7, 2007
The Appeals Court of Paris Friday struck down the CNE, contrat nouvelles embauches as a violation of international and basic French labor standards, dealing a setback to efforts by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to open the French labor market. The CNE, a model contract which reduced barriers to h....... [more]

French job law replacement set for Chirac signature after Senate passage
April 13, 2006
The French Senate Thursday voted 158-123 to approve compromise labor legislation to replace the controversial CPE First Employment Contract, completing a governmental retreat from the controversial youth job plan that would have stripped young workers of job protection. The bill, passed Wednesday....... [more]

France lower house approves job law replacement
April 12, 2006
The French National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, on Wednesday approved compromise labor legislation to replace the controversial First Employment Contract (contrat premiere embauche, CPE), the youth jobs plan that prompted weeks of protests across France. The new proposal calls for in....... [more]


    Contrat premiere embauche [RF]

    CPE [UNEF]

    Contrat premiere embauche [Elysee]

    La bataille du CPE [Le Monde]

    CPE [Wikipedia]