Jean-Luc Mélenchon accused the government on Wednesday of "trying to fool everyone" and in particular the right in the National Assembly, while a joint committee is taking place in Parliament on pension reform before a probable vote on Thursday.
"They are trying to trick everyone by making promises", "they are twisting Les Républicains who are like accompanied luggage", mocked the leader of La France insoumise since the Paris demonstration, organized in the part of the eighth day of mobilization at the call of the inter-union.
For Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Thursday's vote in the National Assembly remains uncertain: "Everyone knows that we are taking it step by step, no one knows the result of tomorrow". "A certain number of LRs say to themselves that it's too much, it's not just the bourgeois who vote for them", "in right-wing voters, people say to themselves two more years that's a lot", added he assured.
"This is a time when the battle is again on two fronts, in the Assembly and in the streets," he said. "Don't think the movement is slowing down or doubting itself."
According to the leader of environmentalists Marine Tondelier, an adoption of the text, Thursday, in Parliament would not put an end to the social conflict and the majority opposition of the French: "This reform will not be fairer because it is adopted by three or four voice of difference".
"Vote or not, 49.3 or not, it will continue, maybe in other forms, but trust us they are not off the hook," she added.
The first secretary of the Socialist Party Olivier Faure, for his part, considered that it was necessary "to tell the Republicans that there is no concession made by the government". The long career provision "is a new scam".
The communist Sébastien Jumel promised that the Nupes, to defeat the reform, would look into all "legal means" - motions of rejection, censure or referendum of shared initiative.
03/15/2023 17:22:55 - Paris (AFP) - © 2023 AFP