The divisions were exacerbated Thursday at Les Républicains, about the motions of censure following the use of 49.3 by the government on the pension reform.
Eric Ciotti has indicated that his party will vote "none", but several deputies are considering supporting them.
"We will not join any motion of censure and will not vote for any motion of censure," said the party boss, saying he did not want to "add chaos to chaos".
"The crisis situation in the country would not bear a fatal blow to our democracy and our institutions today: we will never participate in a coalition of extremes whose sole purpose is to carry the revolution", justified Mr. Ciotti.
The deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes indicated that the position was retained following a vote of the LR deputies. "All the members who were present agreed with the very majority decision," he said.
But deputy Aurélien Pradié, opposed to the reform and supporter of the tabling of a motion of censure specific to LR, estimated in the process that "each deputy remains completely free to go and participate in another motion of censure".
The deputy for Lot explained that he did not rule out "any hypothesis by definition", in particular about a possible motion carried by the group of independent Liot.
Similarly, Pierre-Henri Dumont indicated that he did not want to be associated with a motion "signed by members of the RN or LFI", but a Liot motion "is negotiated, discussed", he argued.
The deputy of Moselle Fabien Di Filippo for his indicated that "personally, (he) will vote censorship".
03/16/2023 17:45:41 - Paris (AFP) - © 2023 AFP