The left and Liot deputies called on Monday, June 5, the president of the National Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet to let live a proposal to repeal the pension reform, citing the risk of an "increase in anger and violence". The National Assembly is due to examine Liot's proposal to return to a legal retirement age of 8 on Thursday (June 62th), which has the support of the left, the RN group and some LRs. But the key measure may not be discussed, as Yaël Braun-Pivet (Renaissance) has hinted that she could declare it inadmissible.
In a column in Le Monde, published on the eve of a new day of mobilization at the call of the inter-union, the rapporteur Charles de Courson, the leaders of political groups Bertrand Pancher (Liot), André Chassaigne (PCF), Mathilde Panot (LFI), Cyrielle Chatelain (Ecologist), as well as the first secretary of the PS Olivier Faure, call on the president to abandon this "scenario, stitched with white thread, written (...) under the dictation of the President of the Republic".
'Unprecedented and dangerous precedent'
For our fellow citizens, a new denial of democracy could only lead to an aggravated disaffection for our institutions, which is already manifesting itself in the form of growing abstentionism, or even an increase in anger and violence", warn the co-signatories. "Admissibility has been recognized twice, by the Bureau of the Assembly and by the President of the Finance Committee," they insist, warning against "an unprecedented and dangerous precedent", and what would constitute according to them a step backwards concerning two rights acquired by the oppositions in the Assembly since 2008.
These parliamentarians are referring to the fact that the Finance Committee is chaired by a member of the opposition, currently Eric Coquerel (LFI), and to the fact that each minority or opposition group can dictate the agenda of one "niche" day per year. "The signatories of this tribune ask for the holding of a vote, unbiased, which would allow the National Assembly to decide on a two-year postponement of the legal age," they conclude.