March 28, 2023
In this legislature, where no alliance allows an absolute majority in the National Assembly, the joint joint commissions have taken on new importance. VIRGINIE HAFFNER/Hans Lucas via AFP

Elected officials fear that after an unsuccessful passage in Parliament, an agreement will be found in a joint committee.

Gradually, the idea made its way into the minds of parliamentarians. So much so that some are now beginning to seriously consider it. And if the final version of the pension reform was finally drawn up in joint committee (CMP), in a closed circle, out of sight, by seven senators and seven deputies? This is what more and more elected members of the opposition fear, worried about the tight deadlines granted to the National Assembly and the Senate to debate this Social Security amending bill (PLFSSR). Because as with all financial texts, this reform is automatically subject to Article 47-1 of the Constitution, a special provision which obliges Parliament to examine the text in fifty days, including only twenty for the first reading at the Palais Bourbon.

A rule which allows the government, after the twenty-day period, to seize the Senate without even having to adopt the text at first reading…

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