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In the midst of a parliamentary storm, the text on the acceleration of nuclear power adopted in the Assembly


The bill presented by Agnès Pannier-Runacher was widely voted by the deputies this Tuesday at the end of the afternoon. The elected LR, the RN and the Communists notably voted for the text.

Debates on pension reform will leave their mark.

But will they prevent Emmanuel Macron from legislating?

And its executive to seek majorities, text by text?

One day after the rejection of the motion of censure by nine small votes, in reaction to the 49-3 drawn by Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne to pass her much-maligned reform without a vote from the deputies, another text was adopted smoothly in The national assembly.

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After a favorable vote in the Senate, the nuclear revival bill was, on Tuesday afternoon, largely voted by the parliamentarians of the Lower House, with 402 votes “for” and 130 “against”.

In the midst of the energy crisis, this text materializes the statements made by Emmanuel Macron during his speech on nuclear power a year ago.

The Head of State announced the construction of six new EPR 2 reactors there.

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A controversial proposal withdrawn

The bill thus provides for the simplification of administrative procedures to accelerate the construction of these nuclear power plants.


Most of the text was approved by a majority of parliamentarians, namely, the acceleration of procedures and the removal of the 50% nuclear limit in the electricity mix

", praises Maud Bregeon, Renaissance rapporteur for the text.

After heated debates in the session, the text was amputated with a controversial proposal, which aimed to eliminate the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) to merge it in part into the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) .

A vote on which the Minister of Energy Transition did not request a second deliberation.

We are satisfied that Parliament has forced the government to be wise

,” rejoices Communist MP Sébastien Jumel, who is delighted that most of the Communist amendments have been voted on.

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Within the Nupes, he is the only one, the Insoumis and environmental groups having, unsurprisingly, largely voted against the text.

Certain amendments, relating in particular to the consideration of marine submersion, have been removed from the text

”, regrets Julie Laernoes, leader of the EELV group on the nuclear issue.


While knowing that the government would not change course and would remain on the logic of nuclear revival, we made proposals to make the power plants less vulnerable

," she continues.

However, we were not listened to and there was a denial of reality.


The Macron camp was able to count on the LR group which largely voted in favor of the text: "

Even if it is homeopathic, we could only be in favor of this bill...

", comments the deputy Jérôme Nury.

But given the undermining of the sector, something much more ambitious would have been needed.

A vote which the presidential troops welcome.

This proves that we are succeeding in this Hemicycle in finding a broad consensus around a central theme.

And that we manage to find ourselves on the essentials, even in this complicated political period

, ”savors Maud Bregeon.

Like a moment of calm in the parliamentary storm.

Source: lefigaro

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