After the recourse of article 49.3, the members strongly defend the forced passage of the pensions law. The Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt, central in the examination of the text, denied Friday the fact that the recourse the day before to article 49.3 to pass the pension reform is “a failure”.
“It would be a failure if there was no text, but there is a text”, “it is not a failure”, affirmed the minister on RMC / BFMTV. He added that he would have preferred there to be a vote, sought by the executive “until the last minute”.
Government spokesman Olivier Véran, for his part, estimated on Friday that the latter had “a vocation to continue to govern”. “There will be a vote”, assured the minister on France Inter, in reference to the motions of censure which will be tabled Friday by the oppositions. On the future of Elisabeth Borne, he said he had “confidence” in her, “but my opinion does not count”.
“The Prime Minister’s choice of method, that of consultation”
“The 49.3 is also a moment of loss of control by the government”, analyzed the spokesperson, “it is a moment when the National Assembly is totally sovereign to decide to grant you confidence or to withdraw it so there is no alternative to the vote of the deputies”.
On the future of Elisabeth Borne at Matignon, he said he had “confidence” in her, “but my opinion does not count”. “The Prime Minister’s choice of method, which is that of consultation and the search for compromise, etc., is still a choice that has borne fruit in other texts,” he said.