In the National Assembly, the Macron camp cracks openly
By Loris Boichot Published 46 minutes ago , Update 1 minute ago Laurent Marcangeli, president…
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Laurent Marcangeli, president of the Horizons group, and the deputies Naïma Moutchou and Paul Christophe, at a press conference, at the Assembly, on March 1 (from left to right). /Amaury Cornu/Hans Lucas via Reuters
Fight against recidivism, penalty of ineligibility in the event of domestic violence… Two proposals, one of which was rejected Thursday to the great displeasure of the philippists of Horizons, cause a stir internally.
The tensions, relatively muted so far, have finally burst. After having seen the birth of a dozen “slingers” in their ranks during the examination of the pension reform, the members of the presidential coalition are experiencing a new episode of turmoil. This time around initiatives defended within them, giving rise to internal disputes.
The tension rose a notch on Thursday, when the troops of Édouard Philippe were inflicted with a setback by their Renaissance and Modem allies. At the center of the friction: the rejection in the Hemicycle, by 98 votes against 87, of the first article of their bill aimed at combating recidivism. Faced with the hostility of their partners and the Minister of Justice, Éric Dupond-Moretti, who protested against a measure deemed “ineffective“, the Horizons deputies decided to withdraw their text.
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Its initiator, Naïma Moutchou, castigated a “mess», After a first snub received in committee in mid-February. The parliamentarian, moreover…