Recall of the troops, fear of traps … War of nerves in the National Assembly
The National Assembly, February 8, 2023. JULIEN DE ROSA/AFP DECRYPTION – The Macronist camp is…
The National Assembly, February 8, 2023. JULIEN DE ROSA/AFP
DECRYPTION – The Macronist camp is concentrated to “hold on” against pressure from the opposition, which maintains strong tension by spreading rumours.
To toughen up its deputies between two heated debates on pensions, Aurore Berge found the parade: packets of Kinder Schoko-Bons and Haribo sweets. “I supply the troops!“, she laughs. In full examination of the bill in the National Assembly, the boss of the Renaissance group is counting on the endurance of all the elected representatives of the majority. She recently warned them: “Our challenge is to never be found wanting to mobilize and to show that we hold.”
“Hold“: the watchword has imposed itself in the face of the thousands of amendments tabled by the opposition. It is valid until the end of the first passage of the text in the National Assembly, on February 17. Without an absolute majority, Macronist officials fear “coups” prepared by their opponents, at times when mobilization could weaken. Especially since they can find themselves victims at any time of a demobilization of the 61 deputies Les Républicains (LR), supposed to support their bill.
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