Strong tensions in the National Assembly this Thursday evening. After a vote described as “historic” in favor of the inclusion of the right to abortion in the Constitution at the end of the afternoon, the day reserved for the LFI group turned sour in the hemicycle: the oppositions castigated the “manoeuvres” of the presidential camp to prevent the holding of a sensitive vote on the reinstatement of unvaccinated caregivers.
“You’re going to shut up! “, notably launched, exasperated, the deputy of Guadeloupe Olivier Serva (LIOT group), to the address of Renaissance deputies who challenged him during his intervention, while the elected ultramarine denounced the techniques used to slow down the debates. “You use petty subterfuges, like your ideals, you smear democracy with your baseness, you are in the minority, accept it”, he stormed
” You should be ashamed ! “, Also dropped at the address of the macronists Olivier Marleix, the leader of the LR group, whose deputies are favorable to the text of LFI, just like the RN group.
“It’s getting late and tempers are running high”
With requests for the suspension of sessions, reminders of regulations and the tabling of amendments in a hurry, the presidential camp compromised the holding of a vote on the text under discussion, which the opposition seemed able to get adopted, against the advice of the government. This is a bill from LFI asking to reinstate staff who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 in health and emergency establishments, to make up for staff shortages.
During adjournments, loud voices between deputies were heard in the corridors of the Assembly. “The ultra-marines feel humiliated, despised by the government and the deputies of the presidential majority”, explained a member of Nupes, indicating that he had witnessed “very tense” exchanges. “It’s getting late and tempers are heating up,” said session chair Naïma Moutchou (Horizons). “I ask to avoid provocations, which lead to responses, and at this late hour, they come faster.”