in the National Assembly, the start of a stormy examination of the government’s project

in the National Assembly, the start of a stormy examination of the government’s project

From its beginnings, the debate on pension reform has come up against the antagonisms of a fragmented Hemicycle. It took until 11 p.m. on Monday, February 6, for the deputies to examine the first amendments out of the 16,500 deemed admissible to the bill which provides for the increase in the legal retirement age from 62 to 64 years of age. here in 2030.

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Before that, it was in a chaotic atmosphere that the deputies of the presidential coalition and Les Républicains (LR) rejected at the beginning of the evening a motion of preliminary rejection of the text, defended by La France insoumise (LFI), then a referendum motion , carried by the National Rally (RN), after several hours of tense debates. After these setbacks, the oppositions nevertheless intensified their criticism of the main reform of Emmanuel Macron’s second five-year term with the introductory article. ” Rather than making this unjust and unnecessary pension reform, you had better take care of the state of France”castigated the Socialist Vice-President of the National Assembly, Valérie Rabault, defending a deletion amendment.

“Behind the numbers, there are women and men (…). Middle and working classes who are paying the high price for your accounting reform”, supported the LR deputy for Ardèche Fabrice Brun, a few minutes before the end of the session, at midnight. The latter also voted, with his counterpart LR Ian Boucard (Territoire de Belfort), in favor of the motion to reject the “rebellious”, illustrating the opposition to the reform of part of the LR group despite the alliance tied between the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, and the new president of the right-wing party, Eric Ciotti, to achieve an absolute majority.

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“Reform or bankruptcy! »

A few hours earlier, it was to boos from the left and after being interrupted three times that the Minister of Labour, Olivier Dussopt, said to himself ” very proud “ to defend a text “equity and progress that distributes the effort fairly”. Rejecting the reproaches linked to a “simple accounting reform”, the former socialist hailed “a first step to be able to calmly think about our relationship to work. With one and the same objective: full employment. An inaudible argument for the oppositions, which have constantly recalled the suspicions of “favoritism” which weigh on the minister in the context of an investigation by the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office into the award of a public contract when he was mayor of Annonay (Ardèche), in 2017.

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