The president of the National Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet assured this Tuesday, May 30 that she would "take her responsibilities" to replace the LFI president of the Finance Committee Eric Coquerel and block the text proposing the repeal of the pension reform.
If it fully fulfills its institutional mission, it should declare the bill, or at least Article 1, inadmissible, it is very clear, "she said on France 2. In the opposite case, "I will take my responsibilities," she warned. "This is what my colleagues expect from me, and especially the French," added Yaël Braun-Pivet, without being more explicit.
We will discuss it in the National Assembly in the competent bodies," she stressed, adding that she would stick to the Constitution and the rules of procedure of the National Assembly. "I hear people say: it would be anti-democratic to prevent the vote (of the Liot proposal), I find it crazy because it is the application of the law and there is nothing more democratic than applying the law," insisted the president of the Assembly.
The presidential camp has been brandishing for a few weeks Article 40 of the Constitution which stipulates that parliamentary initiatives are not admissible if they aggravate public spending. But the text of the independent parliamentary group Liot has already passed a first filter by being, when it was tabled, deemed admissible by a delegation from the Bureau of the Assembly, traditionally quite flexible.
The ball is now in the court of Insoumise MP Eric Coquerel, who chairs the Finance Committee and should confirm in turn that the text is admissible. He is holding a press conference in the Assembly at 10.30 a.m. and has indicated in advance that he will defend the "right of the opposition". The unions support the Liot group's proposal, which is due to be discussed on 8 June, two days after a 14th day of strikes and protests against pension reform.