"They went completely crazy." Headliner of the Liot group (Freedoms, independents, overseas and territories), Bertrand Pancher once again regretted the "denial of democracy" of the presidential camp. On Wednesday, the president of the National Assembly rejected as expected the amendments restoring Article 1 which aimed to repeal retirement at age 64. "We have never prevented a text supported by a parliamentary group from being examined in the Assembly," castigated the co-president of the party, invited this Thursday on France 2.
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Expected at the rostrum to defend the texts of the group, examined today in public session, Bertrand Pancher will also denounce "eye to eye" what he considers to be "a frontal attack on democracy", under the gaze of Yaël Braun-Pivet. A time resistant to the idea of torpedoing the bill, it has according to him yielded "to pressure" from the head of state by using "all artifices to avoid a vote". For Bertrand Pancher, the person responsible for these "small maneuvers" is therefore at the Élysée. "He decides on his own, he is locked up," he lashed out, pointing to his lack of "listening". And to add, scathingly: "Emmanuel Macron is the worst president of the Fifth Republic". "Nicolas Sarkozy would have done much better, François Hollande was probably listening more," he continued.
If he does not spare the head of state and his troops, Bertrand Pancher does not "fantasize" however to "overthrow the government". For the moment, there is no question of supporting the motion of censure tabled by the leader of the rebellious deputies, Mathilde Panot. Last March, the transpartisan motion of censure, carried by Liot Charles de Courson, almost toppled the government by nine votes. But this group of independents prefers to keep its cartridges, perhaps for the next school year. "The day we table a motion of censure, it will be to really change the government," warned Bertrand Pancher.