"On Tuesday afternoon the prime minister will present a
general policy speech and there will be a vote of confidence,"
government spokesman Stephane Le Foll told a news briefing after
the cabinet's first meeting on Friday, referring to a scheduled
keynote policy speech by new Prime Minister Valls.
The original plan had been to tie the vote of confidence to a
subsequent vote on President Francois Hollande's pro-business
"responsibility pact" offering payroll tax cuts to companies, a
key reform opposed by some on the left.
The green light from parliament for the government and overall
policy of Valls would allow the reform to be implemented without
being subject to a separate vote in parliament.
(Reporting by Alexandria Sage; editing by Mark John)
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