June 5, 2023
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The deputy of the center-right parliamentary group “Liberties, Independents, Overseas and Territories” (LIOT) Charles de Courson gives a speech at the National Assembly, March 20, 2023. BERTRAND GUAY/AFP

COUNTERPOINT – The majority took too long to measure the unpinned pomegranate side of the Liot bill (PPL) returning to repeal the pension reform.

Strange and clumsy soap opera. The majority succeeded in transforming a legal puzzle into a political problem. On the strict level of the parliamentary course, the private bill (PPL) Liot returning to repeal the pension reform will not come to an end, for lack of being registered and even more so voted in the Senate. But this procedural tranquility weighed little compared to the symbolic impact of a vote in the National Assembly.

There is a symmetry between the use of 49.3 on the project Dussopt and PPL Pancher. To go out the weapon of 49.3, it was the certainty of an automatic adoption of the reform, but it was also the reactivation of anger against the government. So a legislative victory at a colossal political price. There, by letting the text go until the vote, there is the same legal certainty – the law on pensions will not be called into question – but also the same certainty of seeing political protest awaken, and perhaps social . In both cases, too, a risk…

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