While a new sequence under high tension opens this week at the National Assembly, its president, Yaël Braun-Pivet, puts pressure on Eric Coquerel. As a reminder, the president of the finance committee must render this Tuesday his decision around the admissibility of the text of abrogation of 64 years, supported by the oppositions. Questioned on Tuesday on France 2, Yaël Braun-Pivet believes that article 1 of this proposal carried by the Liot group is "clearly unconstitutional".
The reason? It would contravene "Article 40" of the Constitution, she said. 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. However, according to Yaël Braun-Pivet, the Liot group's proposal "would create an expenditure of 18 billion euros".
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"I hear people say: it would be undemocratic 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.
🔴🗣 "I hear it would be undemocratic to prevent the vote. There is nothing more democratic than applying the law"
Yaël Braun-Pivet excludes the possibility of a vote on 8th June on the text of the LIOT group. #Les4V @YaelBRAUNPIVET pic.twitter.com/uulwqVFiw3
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An argument that may not be heard by Eric Coquerel. Because barring last-minute surprises, the deputy Insoumise of Seine-Saint-Denis should announce this Tuesday that he declares admissible the text of repeal of the 64 years, opening the way to its examination on June 8.
"No democracy works without political pluralism"
"To those who brandish respect for the Constitution on Article 40, I say that by proceeding in this way they undermine a much more important constitutional right: that of the right of opposition. I recall that no democracy works without political pluralism," wrote Eric Coquerel on Monday in an article published by Le Monde.
The independent group Liot (Freedoms, Independents, Overseas and Territories) and its 21 MPs have put on the table a bill of repeal on the menu of a day on June 8 dedicated to the texts of the group ("niche"). Its boss Bertrand Pancher intends to offer by this a "way out from the top" to the "very serious social and political crisis" generated by the pension reform.