The deputies of La France Insoumise (LFI) announced on Wednesday the tabling of a motion of censure against the government, after the announcement by the President of the National Assembly of her intention to oppose any amendment leading to a vote, scheduled for Thursday in the hemicycle, to repeal the postponement of the legal age of departure to 64, report the French media.
Yaël Braun-Pivet announced, Wednesday morning on BFM TV, that she would declare inadmissible on Thursday any amendment restoring article 1 of the text of the Liot group (Freedoms, independents, overseas territories and territories) aimed at repealing the postponement of the legal retirement age from 62 to 64 years old.
“Tomorrow, whatever happens, there will be no repeal of the pension reform”, she said, the day after a 14th national day of strike and mobilization against the reform of pensions. pensions, which brought together more than 900,000 demonstrators all over France, according to the unions, and 281,000 according to the Ministry of the Interior.
Charles de Courson, the rapporteur of the Liot bill, will table an amendment to reintroduce the repeal of the postponement of the retirement age to 64 years.
The Liot group denounced “an unprecedented attack on the rights of Parliament”. “Yaël Braun-Pivet therefore preferred the role of gun carrier to that of guarantor of the institutions”, judged Sandrine Rousseau, deputy Europe Ecology-The Greens (EELV), quoted by the press.
“Scandalous: they are afraid of losing so they want to prevent the deputies from voting”, was indignant, for his part, Manuel Bompard, deputy La France insoumise.
The secretary general of the CGT, Sophie Binet, had asked Tuesday before the departure of the Parisian procession, the government to respect “democracy” by letting the deputies vote Thursday this text.
She called on the President of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun-Pivet, not to prevent the vote by invoking Article 40 of the Constitution. “She must let the deputies vote, it’s the least we can do to let the deputies express themselves on a reform of this magnitude,” she said on the BFM TV channel.
The French government had already escaped, on March 20, two motions of censure after its recourse to article 49.3 of the constitution to validate the pension reform without the vote of the deputies. The two motions were tabled by the National Rally and Liot groups.