the government is finally relaunching consultations to present a bill in July
Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne at the National embly on May 9, 2023. GEOFFROY VAN DER…
This is a new reversal on the part of the executive. Elisabeth Borne asked the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, on Tuesday evening May 9 to relaunch “consultations” to present ” in July “ a bill on immigration in the Council of Ministers, with a view to parliamentary examination in the fall, announced the entourage of the Prime Minister, confirming information from the Figaro.
The head of government had indeed affirmed on April 26, presenting its roadmap for the continuation of the quinquennium after the pension crisis, than there currently was “no majority to vote for such a text”the presentation of which she had therefore postponed until the fall.
In any case, even with this new boost, a possible reform would not be discussed before the fall. But this allows the government to try to keep the initiative on this explosive subject while on the right, the Republicans have announced their intention to file by the summer two bills.
A great law
During a meeting at Matignon on Tuesday evening, “the Prime Minister asked Gérald Darmanin, in constant contact with Olivier Dussopt and Franck Riester”the Ministers for Labor and Relations with Parliament, “to conduct consultations in the coming weeks to propose a strategy allowing the adoption of effective measures that can bring together the presidential majority”we explained in the entourage of Elisabeth Borne.
“These consultations will last a month. The aim is to present a bill in July for measures to be considered in Parliament in the autumn”we added.
The Minister of the Interior had already presented a text, and its examination was initially scheduled for the end of March in the Senate. But President Emmanuel Macron had first announced his postponement and ured that it would be divided into several texts, before returning to these remarks by pleading for a major law in “one text”, “efficient and fair”.
In mid-April, in front of his troops gathered at the Elysée, the Head of State had even made it one of the priorities of the “hundred days” that he decreed to relaunch his five-year term. “If we don’t do immigration and work” before July 14, he had hammered according to participants, “That means we won’t do it” at all. But his prime minister had acted on the political deadlock in the following days.
The World with AFP