Several thousand people marched in Paris at the call of the party of Florian Philippot, in favor of the motions of censure tabled against the government. This has indeed triggered Article 49.3 to pass the pension reform.
On March 18, the Les Patriotes party, chaired by Florian Philippot, called for demonstrations in Paris “for the overthrow of the government” – it was one of the many mobilizations organized the same day in the capital and other cities. of France, to protest against the pension reform, and the use by the government of article 49.3 of the Constitution in order to pass the bill.
A few thousand demonstrators answered the call of the Patriots, reports journalist Jonathan Moadab.
“Deputies, put the coup de grace let’s get it over with“: it is in these terms that Florian Philippot gave his support to the motion of cross-partisan censure, which will be submitted to the vote of the Assembly from March 20. A vote which, hopes the leader of the sovereignist party, will carry the “last blow of the pickaxe” in order to “sink the ship”.
Initiated by the centrist party Libertés, Indépendants, Outre-mer et Territoires (Liot), this cross-partisan motion of censure aims to be the second – out of the hundred motions of censure tabled under the Fifth Republic – to overthrow a government.
The unit of Les Républicains on borrowed time?
But in order to reach the absolute majority of 287 votes in the National Assembly, almost all the deputies of the opposition parties must vote for it. According to the conjectures of certain press titles, the vote could turn out to be particularly tight, being played fifteen even About ten of voice. In this context, the positioning of Les Républicains (LR) deputies could be decisive.
However, party president Eric Ciotti assures him: his deputies voted “in a group meeting” not to join in any motion of censure. “There will be no majority on these motions of censure” hammered the Azurean on the set of France 3, he who obtained concessions from the government on this pension reform which he considered “essential”. Nevertheless, several LR deputies are already coming out of the ranks, like the deputies Ian Boucard and Fabien DiFilippo.
Also tipped to swell the ranks of the slingers: Aurélien Pradié. Ousted the vice-presidency of the LR, for its positions on the pension reformthe deputy for Lot said in an interview with The Dispatch published on March 18 that Liot’s motion of censure “still worth thinking about».