The pension file is now taken in hand by the new Minister of Health, Olivier Véran. Since Monday, February 17, the text has been examined in the National Assembly, where the extreme left has not surrendered.
Olivier Véran already knew that the fight for pension reform would be tough. After the handover of power on Monday February 17, the new Minister of Health went to the National Assembly in front of parliamentarians. It took only a few minutes to wipe off the first attacks from La France insoumise. In total, the deputies will have to study nearly 42,000 amendments, including a majority tabled by the party of Jean-Luc Mélenchon. “We will hold the trench as long as necessary and until victory ”, he told the Assembly.
Communists call for a referendum
But the unexpected replacement of Agnès Buzyn by Olivier Véran gives the different groups an additional argument to oppose the reform. Outside the hemicycle, the Communists have posted their demands on t-shirts: they are calling for a referendum. Motion finally rejected by 160 votes to 70. The government hopes to have finished the debates on March 3. Long nights therefore await the new Minister of Health.