Pension reform: the majority facing the specter of 49.3

Pension reform: the majority facing the specter of 49.3

For a week of debates in the National Assembly, the pension reform desired by Emmanuel Macron has struggled to move forward. So the fear of a forced passage is more and more felt.

Pension reform: the majority facing the specter of 49.3

A week of debates and, already, the daily lives of deputies look like An endless day, even on Sunday. Especially after the first seven days of discussions on pension reform, the number of articles voted is… zero. “My dear colleagues, we advance like headless ducks, like headless parliamentarians. In fact, we are not moving forward, we are going backwards ”, declared in the hemicycle the LREM deputy of the French abroad, Roland Lescure.

41,000 amendments tabled

All week, the exchanges were tense and even insults came out. The reason, the 41,000 amendments tabled. So, this Stations of the Cross gives rise to fear of a forced passage through recourse to article 49.3 of the constitution. The majority deputies incriminate their colleagues from rebellious France. “The goal is to push you to 49.3 while on the TV sets they say they fear it and that would be a denial of democracy”, explains a LREM deputy