The implication of this is that the demonstrations are going to intensify. Hold onto your hats.
The ball is now in Chirac's court as he can either sign it into law or he can send it back to the parliament. He is due to make a televised address to the nation at 8pm on Friday night. Interesting note; He had a chinwag with Condi on Thursday. She has been flitting around Europe, probably dishing out the new moves for the Iran gameplan. So I wouldn't be too surprised if there was some discussion as to how the CPE and CNE crisis affects France's participation in the lynching of Iran. If Chirac does back down on the CPE then his government is going look silly. If he signs the law into the books he is going to face massive protests. Like I said, when people catch onto the Iran angle of things then future demostrations are going being "Chaud" (hot).