the meeting between deputies and senators will not be broadcast
The Socialists’ request for an audio and video broadcast of Wednesday’s meeting between deputies and senators on pension reform was refused. In accordance with the rules of the Assembly, “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 other process”replied, Tuesday, March 14, the president of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun-Pivet, to the president of the socialist group in the National Assembly, Boris Vallaud, in a letter of which Agence France-Presse was aware.
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.
Arrangements, schemes and shenanigans
If the parliamentarians reach an agreement, which is likely, the text will be submitted to the vote of the Senate on Thursday, then to that much more uncertain of the Assembly, for its final adoption.
Mr. 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 (LFI), 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 LFI deputy Hadrien Clouet, substitute member of this CMP, launched on Twitter : “Well, we’ll take care of the written report, to satisfy the president.” See you tomorrow on our networks! »