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Gérald Darmanin on the Immigration Bill: "I'm at the maximum of what I can do"

2023-12-10T15:58:00.420Z

Highlights: Gérald Darmanin has been working on the Immigration Bill for five days. MPs will work on the bill from 16 p.m. on Monday in the National Assembly. The outcome is uncertain, with a motion of rejection tabled by the Greens. If adopted, it would bring to a screeching halt the talks scheduled to last until 22 December. He doesn't want to believe it, but the doubt is great. So much so that several of his friends came forward this weekend to say that he should be supported.


Before the government's immigration bill begins on Monday in the Assembly, MPs will work on the


"So far, so good." Gérald Darmanin breathes a sigh of relief as he leaves the National Assembly around 3 a.m. On the night of December 2-3, the Law Commission adopted the much-maligned Immigration Bill. But it was laborious. For five days, the Minister of the Interior wet his shirt, occupying his seat for hours without ever delegating it. All day, sometimes part of the night. To heal and reassure the deputies of his camp, to caress and flatter those of the opposition. At the cost, sometimes, of a few contortions so that his text is never put in a minority. After the senators had voted in favor a fortnight earlier, Darmanin took a new step that night. "Yes, politics is a profession," he says to savour this small success. The joy was short-lived.

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This Monday, from 16 p.m., the tenant of Beauvau returns to work, this time with the examination of the text in session in the Assembly. The debates in this supercharged cauldron promise to be arduous, even violent. The outcome is uncertain. They will start with a motion of rejection tabled by the Greens which, if adopted, would bring to a screeching halt the talks scheduled to last until 22 December. He doesn't want to believe it, but the doubt is great. So much so that several of his friends came forward this weekend to say that he should be supported. Édouard Philippe in the JDD, or the mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi who, on France 3, bluntly let go that "we must help Gérald Darmanin with all our strength". Save who can.

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Source: leparis

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