The answers are starting to arrive at the Elysée following Emmanuel Macron’s letter sent to party leaders and assembly presidents after the political meeting on August 30 in Saint-Denis. In his letter, Yaël Braun-Pivet says he is in favor of the establishment of a “true status of elected officials”.
“I believe that the attractiveness of public life is a democratic priority and that as such the establishment of a real status for elected officials is necessary,” writes the President of the National Assembly, in this letter dated September 11.
A mission to combat violence against elected officials
Yaël Braun-Pivet refers to the parliamentary work that was carried out, in particular the report on the evaluation of the impact of the organic law and the law of September 15, 2017 for confidence in political life of which she was co-rapporteur with Philippe Gosselin in 2021. A mission was also entrusted to deputies Sébastien Jumel (PCF) and Violette Spillebout (Renaissance) relating to the status of elected officials and the fight against violence against elected officials, she recalls.
She will also propose to the Assembly group presidents to resume the institutional work launched in the spring and interrupted by the battle over pension reform.
The President of the National Assembly reiterates her support for the establishment of a dose of proportionality in the legislative elections, a “priority subject, capable of being supported both by (the) majority and by several groups of oppositions”, and recalls that it is for the organization of one or more referendums, for example on the creation of a universal national service or the end of life.
These two themes do not require constitutionally modifying the use of referendum (article 11 of the Constitution), a measure suggested by the Head of State and on the merits of which Yaël Braun-Pivet does not comment.