New minority for France Insoumise.
After the ninth use of article 49-3 of the Constitution last Sunday by Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne on the “expenditure” part of the 2023 budget, the LFI deputies had tabled a motion of censure in an attempt to bring down the government.
After a succession of speeches by opposition deputies on Tuesday evening, the rebellious text was largely rejected with only 102 votes in favor.
Shortly before this vote, Élisabeth Borne had mocked, from the rostrum of the National Assembly, the number of times France Insoumise wanted to overthrow the executive: "
Nine times is three times more than the number of times your great leader
(Jean-Luc Mélenchon, editor's note)
tried to reach the second round of the presidential election.
After a favorable vote on the "revenue" part at the end of last week, it is the whole of the budget bill which is adopted in a new reading.
The latter will still have to go to the Senate before a final examination in the National Assembly to conclude his parliamentary shuttle.
On Sunday, the boss of the LFI deputies Mathilde Panot had justified this ninth motion of censure, as with each 49-3 of the government, by
of the latter which would have
“no limit to impose their policy of social abuse and ecological.”
Without a parliamentary base of the presidential bloc since the last legislative elections, these parliamentary back and forths between the executive and LFI deputies have punctuated the life of the National Assembly in recent weeks.
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It should be remembered that the government can activate, on the budgetary texts, as many times as it wishes this famous article 49-3 of the Constitution.
For other bills, it can only be called once per session.
By engaging the responsibility of her government on a text, Elisabeth Borne therefore leaves the possibility for the opposition to file motions of censure.
If the latter are not adopted, the bill in question is adopted.