Yaël Braun-Pivet: “we must facilitate the use of the referendum in France”
Reform the institutions and give the floor back to the French. Guest of the Grand…
Reform the institutions and give the floor back to the French. Guest of the Grand Rendez-vous Europe 1-Cnews “Les Echos”, the President of the National ***embly Yaël Braun-Pivet wished on Sunday “to facilitate the use of the referendum in France, whether it is an initiative referendum of the executive or a citizens’ initiative referendum”.
A supporter of institutional reform, the one who is also a Renaissance deputy for Yvelines will bring together a cross-party group made up of group presidents within two weeks to work on this subject. During his televised address on April 17, Emmanuel Macron asked parliamentarians to think about proposals in this direction. “I am very upbeat about the institutional reform that the president wanted” hammered Yaël Braun-Pivet, specifying that she would also go to meet the French to discuss this subject.
“Moments of tension”
Refuting a “democratic crisis”, the president of the National ***embly recognized “moments of tension and tension”. But, she believes, “there are things that work, and it is up to us to ensure that our ***embly can still fulfill its mission”. Believing “that part of the solution is in Parliament where all political expressions are represented”, she pleads for a “strengthened Parliament”.
But while the National ***embly has been experiencing for several months a hectic operation, “Some parliamentarians aim to install chaos and ensure that our institution does not work,” tackled the president. “They are not in an institutional logic” but in a “political project”. “I find it dangerous because in times of tension, our institutions protect us and they protect the rights and freedoms of each of our fellow citizens. So, of course, they have to be adapted profoundly. But we must not overturn the table,” she insisted.
The institutional reform must “make it possible to guarantee a better participation of the citizens in the political life” ***ures the deputy of Yvelines. The referendum would be intended to address subjects “on which there is political controversy” such as the end of life, immigration, or institutional developments. Although it supposes a constitutional revision – of article 11 -, the deputy is not frightened by the absence of a majority in the ***embly. “We’re going to get everyone around the table. And I hope that, given the evolution of the situation, the repeated requests of our compatriots, we will be able to have a political consensus on this principle and afterwards on the concretization in the texts” she argued.
A working method which justifies that it also shows itself “favorable” to a dose of proportional to the legislative ones. “We must change the paradigm in our way of acting, not to hope unconditionally for a majority but to seek solutions,” she says. Moreover, she recalls “about fifteen texts have already been adopted unanimously” in the National ***embly. Sometimes, “you have to take the time to find as much consensus as possible,” she believes. This is particularly the case with the immigration bill, which she pleaded for the postponement to the fall. “We have to talk about immigration, but we have to talk about it a little later,” she judged.