LFI exercises its « right of drawing » to launch a commission of inquiry

The deputies La France insoumise announced on Tuesday the launch of a commission of inquiry into the « Uber files » and the role of Emmanuel Macron « in the establishment of Uber in France ».

They used their « drawing rights », the right available to each political group to create one such body per year. The Insoumis had registered a “proposal for a resolution” to this effect in the first place of their day reserved for the Assembly, November 24. But they had withdrawn it at the last moment, to give other texts a chance to be examined in the allotted time.

This commission of inquiry, which must still meet certain admissibility criteria, « is a democratic necessity », had pleaded the Insoumis during a presentation of their proposal. It will be chaired by MP Danielle Simonnet. According to them, it will have to establish how Uber was able to « establish itself in defiance of the laws and regulations in force ». It is also a question of clarifying what role “the Minister of the Economy at the time, Emmanuel Macron” played in this establishment.

A “conspiratorial” proposal

As part of the « Uber files », an investigation based on thousands of internal Uber documents, Le Monde had concluded that there was a « secret deal » between Uber and Emmanuel Macron when he was in Bercy. The presidential camp had qualified the proposal for a commission of inquiry on this subject as « conspiratorial », and tabled numerous amendments to oppose it, before its withdrawal by LFI within the framework of its « parliamentary niche » on November 24.

Faced with hundreds of amendments tabled by their opponents on their various texts, the Insoumis had similarly withdrawn a bill proposing an increase in the minimum wage to 1,600 euros net, which had no chance of being adopted, as well as a text asking for the prohibition of bullfighting. Their proposal to include the right to abortion in the Constitution had however been examined and adopted by the National Assembly.


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