The President of the National Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet ruled on Thursday that the bill brought by the independent parliamentary group Liot aimed at repealing the pension reform was "obviously" inadmissible and asked the LFI President of the Finance Committee Eric Coquerel to challenge it.
"It is up to the chairman of the finance committee who is seized of this question of article 40 to pronounce the inadmissibility" since "obviously the text of the law constitutes a burden for our public finances and therefore contravenes this article" , estimated on Sud Radio the president of the Assembly.
“It is his mission and I hope that, like me, he will fulfill it fully”, she added, before insisting: “I cannot conceive of him taking any decision other than inadmissibility” .
"I will respect the prerogatives of each other at each stage and indeed, in the hemicycle, it is I who am accountable for the application of article 40", she also warned, in case Mr. Coquerel would not pronounce the inadmissibility. "My role is to enforce the law and the institutions," she said.
Article 40 of the Constitution provides that the proposals and amendments of parliamentarians are not admissible if they lead to a reduction in revenue or an increase in public charges.
"It will still be necessary to explain to me this logic which wants the office of the Assembly chaired by Yaël Braun-Pivet to validate this bill including under article 40 (art 89-1 of the regulations) but then considers so certain that it would be up to me to invalidate it”, replied immediately on Twitter Eric Coquerel.
Asked in real time about this response, Ms. Braun-Pivet assured that she was "obviously" going to discuss with him but that "the relations of a President of the National Assembly with the President of the Finance Committee are not settled on your radio".
Unions are backing Liot's proposal, which is due to be considered on June 8, two days after a 14th day of strikes and protests against pension reform.
05/25/2023 09:54:09 - Paris (AFP) - © 2023 AFP