The government of French President Emmanuel Macron will face two motions of no confidence presented this Friday in the National Assembly in response to his approval of the pension reform by decree, skipping the vote of the deputies.
The first motion was signed by 91 deputies from various parties and is headed by the small centrist group Independent Liberties, Overseas and Territories (LIOT), announced its president, Bertrand Pancher.
It did not receive written support, however, from any MP from the conservative LR party, whose support will be needed at the time of the vote for it to succeed.
"I regret that no LR deputy is a signatory but I hope that there will be many of them when it comes to supporting it," Pancher said in statements to the press in the Assembly about his motion, which is expected to be debated next Monday, EFE highlights.
"I call for the responsibility of all deputies to protect democracy," said the head of this group of about twenty deputies, who stressed that there is "a deep political crisis" in France.
The second motion of no confidence was formalized by the leader of the extreme right, Marine Le Pen, and received the support of the other 87 deputies from her party, the National Rally (RN).
Le Pen, who has made it known that he will vote not only for his own, but also for any other, even if it is from the left, to overthrow the Executive of the Prime Minister, Élisabeth Borne, explained in a statement that his objective is to annul the adoption of the “unfair” pension reform.
For the leader of the extreme right, "the important thing is not who presents the motion, the important thing is that the government falls," he stressed.
The regulations of the National Assembly establish that it is necessary to wait at least 48 hours between the presentation of a motion of censure and its debate and vote, so that -in the absence of a decision from the Board of the chamber- at the earliest starting Sunday at 14.00 GMT.
An absolute majority is needed to overthrow the government, which means gathering 289 votes, which at the moment are 287 because there are several vacant seats.
President Macron has not spoken in public since the activation on Thursday afternoon by the prime minister of article 49.3 of the Constitution that allowed him to adopt the pension reform bill without submitting it to a vote in the National Assembly, where he feared that he would not have a sufficient majority.
Macron has not spoken in public since the activation on Thursday afternoon by the prime minister of article 49.3 of the Constitution that allowed him to adopt the pension reform bill without submitting it to a vote in the National Assembly, where he feared not have a sufficient majority.
This gave rise to a series of spontaneous demonstrations in different cities that degenerated into riots in many of them and in particular in Paris. In total there were 310 arrests, of which 258 in the capital