France's lower house of parliament approved a law ratifying a European budget discipline treaty by a large majority on Tuesday, paving the way for its adoption in the bloc's No. 2 economy.
The legislation was approved by 477 votes in favor to 70 against, despite a revolt by a handful of left-wingers in President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party and many in the Greens Party.
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The law passes to the Senate on Wednesday and should be adopted before the end of the week.
The fiscal pact enters into force on January 1 next year or when 12 out of the 17 euro zone member countries ratify it, as half a dozen, including Germany, have already done.
(Reporting By Emile Picy; Writing by Nicholas Vinocur; Editing by Paul Taylor)