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Mega-basins: LR deputies demand sanctions against their left-wing colleagues present in Sainte-Soline


The signatories point to the fact that the demonstration which took place in Sainte-Soline on Saturday March 25 had been banned by the Prefecture.

The LR deputies wrote on Tuesday March 28 to the President of the National Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet to ask her for disciplinary sanctions against their left-wing colleagues present on Saturday at the demonstration in Sainte-Soline marked by clashes.


The irresponsibility that some of our fellow deputies have shown is all the more appalling because of the banning of this demonstration

", explain the 43 signatories who include the president of LR Éric Ciotti, that of the parliamentary group Olivier Marleix and MP Julien Dive who posted the letter on Twitter.

These facts are not worthy and respectful of their function.

LR signatories

Without naming them, they ask for "

disciplinary sanctions against elected officials who engage in demonstrations disturbing order

" because "

these facts are not worthy and respectful of their function and of all French people


Elected officials LFI and EELV were present at this demonstration organized on Saturday in Sainte-Soline (Deux-Sèvres) against "mega


", and punctuated by violence which left several injured and left two participants between life and death.

The LR signatories also deplore that farmers "

also suffer from these clashes

" in particular through a "

violation of their private property


They recall that “

recently and for the first time, a deputy was sanctioned because of a generating event outside the Assembly

”, in allusion to the exclusion for fifteen days from the LFI Thomas Portes for a photo where he posed, the foot on a ball with the effigy of the Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt.

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“No power to sanction”


There is therefore no reason why disciplinary sanctions should not apply in these specific cases

", add the deputies.

Yaël Braun-Pivet has already argued on Sunday that "

as President of the National Assembly

" she had "

no power to sanction parliamentarians concerning the actions they may have outside the National Assembly and outside the hemicycle, and that's quite normal


Regarding the case of MP Portes, the incriminated tweet had "

repercussions inside the Assembly



the entire hemicycle was scandalized by this photo and the deputies as a whole refused to continue deliberating as long as "

Thomas Portes did not apologize

, ”she recalled on RTL / LCI /

Le Figaro


For their part, the Insoumis are asking for a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the choices for maintaining order in Sainte-Soline.

But they have already used their unique drawing right, which would de facto launch such a commission, and want the Assembly to take up the subject.

Source: lefigaro

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