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Foreigners' vote: "A matter of social justice" for Rebsamen


Granting the right to vote to non-EU foreigners for municipal elections is "a question of social justice" in a France "to...

Granting the right to vote to non-EU foreigners for municipal elections is "

a question of social justice

" in a France "

lagging behind

" on this subject, estimates in the


the former PS minister François Rebsamen, support of Emmanuel Macron.

MP Sacha Houlié, a member of the left wing of the Renaissance presidential group, filed "

in a personal capacity

" a constitutional bill aimed at "

granting the right to vote and stand as a candidate in municipal elections

" to "

all foreigners, even non-Europeans


The initiative received a favorable reception on the left and drew criticism from elected officials on the right.

And the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin is there "

firmly opposed


Read alsoVoting rights for foreigners: “vain provocation”

It's a matter of social justice.

Community nationals can take part in municipal elections.

Therefore, the argument that we were constantly opposed to - and that the right continues to brandish - that granting such a benefit breaks the existing link between nationality and citizenship falls on its own

, ”says François Rebsamen.

Why some and not others, except to show rejection, even racism, vis-à-vis some of our fellow citizens?

Why this differentiated treatment, especially towards those who come from the other side of the Mediterranean?

The fear of radical Islamism means that today many are crying wolf with the National Rally

,” he adds.

François Rebsamen therefore “


” the initiative of Sacha Houlié but rather advocates the resumption of a text adopted by the Assembly but also by the Senate, then with a majority on the left, in 2011. “

What the left does not did not have the courage to do under François Hollande, (...) she can do it now.

This is a perfect opportunity to show that the National Assembly can vote on left-wing texts

, ”he pleads.

The right to vote for foreigners in local elections had been promised by François Mitterrand and François Hollande, without success.

As for the idea "

that by authorizing foreigners to vote in municipal elections there will be community lists

", according to Mr. Rebsamen "

it is false

" because the proposal "

specifies that they cannot be elected mayor or deputy or member of the electoral college of senators


Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2022-08-13

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