Pension reform: the temptation of 49.3

Pension reform: the temptation of 49.3

The pension reform is still under discussion in the National Assembly. The option of resorting to 49.3 seems to be more and more likely.

Pension reform: the temptation of 49.3

Thursday, February 20, the pension reform project is still under discussion in the National Assembly with a debate slowed down by the record number of amendments. Journalist Anne Bourse, on site, confides that the trail of recourse to 49.3 seems to be clearer. “The more time passes, the more the 49.3 is considered. Since Monday, the debates in the hemicycle are sometimes heated. This evening, we are still discussing the 1st article. The opposition tabled more than 40,000 amendments ”.

700,000 sub-amendments tabled?

The ministers get annoyed. “A minister explained that it would take 286 days to examine them”, adds the journalist. And that’s without counting on the 700,000 sub-amendments that the opposition intends to table. “The more the debate gets bogged down, the more likely the 49.3 scenario looks. Matignon was not in favor, but the lines are moving ”, concludes Anne Bourse.