It’s no for the President of the National Assembly. Yaël Braun-Pivet on Tuesday refused the Socialists’ request for an audio and video broadcast of the decisive meeting on Wednesday between deputies and senators on pension reform. In accordance with the rules of the Assembly, “the publicity of the work of the committee is ensured only by a written report which reports the work and the votes of the committee, as well as the interventions made before it, to the exclusion of any another process, ”she replied to the boss of the PS deputies Boris Vallaud.
This report will be published on the Assembly’s website, but with a time lag of several hours or even days. Seven deputies and seven senators, and as many alternates, will negotiate from 9 a.m. at the Palais-Bourbon in a joint joint committee (CMP), behind closed doors as is customary. If the parliamentarians reach an agreement, which is likely, the text will be submitted to the vote of the Senate on Thursday and then to the much more uncertain one of the Assembly, for its final adoption.
A “secret camera” with “scheming”
Boris Vallaud had made the request on Monday to make this debate in the CMP public, in order to be up to the “political moment”. The coordinator of La France insoumise Manuel Bompard had supported the request on Tuesday, to avoid “a secret camera with arrangements, schemes and shenanigans”. Immediately after the response of the President of the Assembly, the deputy LFI Hadrien Clouet, substitute member of this CMP, launched on Twitter: “Well we will take care of the written report, to satisfy the President. See you tomorrow on our networks! »
Opposed to a “corridor democracy”, the leader of the LFI deputies Mathilde Panot undertook to “use what we have available”, social networks and regular press briefings during the CMP, for “publicity and transparency “, despite a “warning” from Yaël Braun-Pivet. The holder of the perch asked to respect the rules on meetings behind closed doors, during the conference of the presidents of the Assembly, bringing together the leaders of the political groups on Tuesday morning, we learned from participants.