the National Assembly rejects a LFI motion to reject the reform – RT in French
The National Assembly rejected, by 292 votes against 243, an LFI motion calling for the rejection of the entire pension reform, at the opening of debates on the government’s project. The RN deputies voted for it but not the LRs.
As the debates on the government’s pension reform project begin on February 6, a motion calling for the rejection of the entire project proposed by LFI was rejected by 292 votes to 243.
In support of the motion, the leader of the group of rebellious Mathilde Panot had castigated a project which “aggravates the chaos” for French people already facing many difficulties. “You are announcing it when the French are strangled by the high cost of living” and that the country “still has 10 million poor people”, she had denounced.
Rather than asking employees to work longer, Mathilde Panot called on the government to increase wages to generate more contributions. “Achieve professional equality between women and men. Increase the employment rate of seniors,” she urged.
The elected officials of Nupes and RN brought their votes to the motion of LFI, but not those of LR.
The president of the RN group in the Assembly Marine Le Pen had explained that her party was acting “without sectarianism” against the government and its pension reform, and that it therefore supported the proposals of the left going against the text.