Emmanuel Macron and Élisabeth Borne in turn attacked Jean-Luc Mélenchon and La France insoumise on Wednesday, who are doing "the short scale" at the National Rally according to the Head of State and "continue to question the police “after May 1st for the Prime Minister.
The executive is also considering a new anti-riot law, after this very popular day of mobilization in a context of persistent opposition to the pension reform, during which more than 400 police officers and gendarmes were injured, according to the Ministry of Health. 'Interior.
"The Insoumis make the short scale at the RN", estimated Mr. Macron during the Council of Ministers, adding that "the rebels feed the factions", according to remarks reported by BFMTV and confirmed to AFP by a participant.
“On the offensive”, the president “was extremely firm, condemned” Mr. Mélenchon, according to another participant.
The leader of LFI has been under fire from government criticism since Tuesday for not having condemned the violence of certain demonstrators against the police.
The "new excesses" of the far left leader "are part of a permanent questioning of our institutions", for her part accused the Prime Minister during questions to the government in the Senate.
Ms. Borne saw in her latest statements "a new stage" in an enterprise intended to "undermine the confidence of our fellow citizens in our democracy".
"Down with the bad Republic, he said. Everyone knows it well: for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the only good Republic is him", launched the head of government, in reference to the formula used on May 1 by the leader of LFI to reiterate his opposition to the Fifth Republic.
"Madame Borne, after Darmanin, plays her ugly score of slander and hatred against me. Can't wait for a person so harmful to the country to leave power," reacted the former presidential candidate on Wednesday on Twitter.
At the same time, in the National Assembly, a new tense debate was held on the maintenance of order and the "repression of the social movement", on the initiative of... La France insoumise. The leader of the rebellious group Mathilde Panot launched the charge against "Macronie, besieged citadel" for which "it is no longer a question of saving public order but the established order".
On the bench of the government, the Minister Delegate for Overseas Jean-François Carenco underlined that "the vast majority of the demonstrations are going very well". But "disruptive elements have infiltrated the processions".
He repeatedly blamed the left for interrupting him. "Damn, it's not true, ah what a democracy here," he finally let go.
He was briefly absent during a question from an elected Renaissance official, arousing the ire of the left. On his return, Minister Carenco spoke of a sudden fatigue.
Mathilde Panot asked for a suspension of the session, claiming in vain the arrival of the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin.
In this context, the executive said it was thinking about a new anti-breaker text, to "adapt" to their "new uses" during the demonstrations, summed up the government spokesman, Olivier Véran.
"Does the legislative arsenal, does the law today allow this to be done? I would like to remind you that in 2019, we adopted an important text which made it possible to have improvements" but "we don't didn't go all the way," he continued.
He referred to the law adopted against the background of the "yellow vests" crisis and of which the Constitutional Council had however censored certain measures, in particular the possibility for the prefects to pronounce administrative bans on demonstrations.
"No answer at this stage" on the need for a text of law, for the government spokesman. But "in any case, we are thinking about it", declared, in the morning on RTL, Éric Dupond-Moretti, specifying that he would meet Gérald Darmanin on Friday to "work together" on this subject.
Before the Senate, Mr. Darmanin more explicitly mentioned "a bill or a bill", in response to Senator Les Républicains (LR) Muriel Jourda who asked him what the government was doing to maintain order. .
05/03/2023 23:27:20 - Paris (AFP) - © 2023 AFP