"Elisabeth Borne, saved but defeated", soberly titles Liberation, which notes "a bitter-tasting victory for the executive, plunged into a political crisis".
The adoption of the pension reform is not synonymous with victory for the president and his Prime Minister, underlines Paul Quinio in his editorial, quite the contrary. "For two months, they will have, by badly defending a botched project, demonstrated their amateurism. They will, as rarely, have weakened a Parliament which did not need that. It was necessary to restore its image. They did the other way around," he said.
Same story on the side of La République des Pyrénées, which highlights "a victory with the taste of defeat".
"The government has not fallen, but it is anything but a victory and the crisis remains open", advances the editorialist Jean-Marcel Bouguereau, who rather believes that this is "a new slap in the face for Prime Minister, because only nine votes were needed to bring down his government".
L'Humanité bars its front page with a single word: "Untenable". The left-wing daily paints a portrait of a weakened government, and reports a "battle against pension reform" which continues in the country.
"So here is the president against the country", squeals Maurice Ulrich in his editorial. "The king is naked", he continues, "with him, it is the very image of politics that is permanently damaged".
“And now, what can Emmanuel Macron do?”, questions Le Figaro, which notes the “impasse” in which the government finds itself.
The rejection of the motion of censure constitutes in fact "a parliamentary victory (...), but in the form of a reprieve for the executive which marks only one stage in the deep crisis that France is currently going through", adds the daily. marked on the right.
And the front page of the Midi Libre to indicate, perplexed, "It passes, but...".
"The failure of the two motions of censure tabled against the government has solved absolutely nothing. Worse. This rejection has fractured the political class a little more, reduced the legitimacy of the Prime Minister, accentuated the determination of the opponents", lists the columnist Jean-Michel Servant.
A statement shared by the Republican East. "It's always a dead end", notes in his editorial Benoît Gaudibert.
"The cards are in the hand of Emmanuel Macron, more unpopular than ever (...) On the side of the government as on the side of the unions, everyone is looking for the untraceable way out of the social and political crisis which is weighing down the country" .
The international press draws up a similar assessment of the situation in France and is concerned about the social consequences of this forced passage.
According to New York Times France correspondent Roger Cohen, “a period of profound uncertainty is dawning for France, and it is unclear how Mr. Macron, who has remained largely silent, will be able to reassert his authority. ".
In Italy, the spotlight is on social mobilization. The demonstrators "do not expect promises, words, adjustments" from Emmanuel Macron, exposes La Stampa. "They simply ask + the withdrawal + of the pension reform".
But "at the Elysée, the only decision taken for the moment seems to have been to sleep one more night", ironically the daily, referring to the consultation between the Head of State and the Prime Minister which will take place on Tuesday. Morning.
The German Die Welt points the finger at "the clumsy, if not arrogant actions of the government and the silent president", which, according to Paris correspondent Martina Meister, "has caused a serious governmental and democratic crisis". "A repeat of the yellow vests crisis cannot be ruled out," she predicts.
The flagship pension reform project, carried out since the president's first term and very unpopular with the French, will have consequences for the rest of his term, estimates Time Magazine.
"Macron's approach to the unrest could aggravate the French leader's recent difficulties," analyzes journalist Vivienne Walt.
“Broader legislative files, such as immigration, investment, aid to Ukraine and climate, could all face a wall of anger in the ranks of lawmakers, many of whom abhor pension reform” .