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For LRM deputies, the commission announced by Darmanin is a betrayal of the executive

Explosion in the majority. Barely two days after the vote on the comprehensive security bill and its decried article 24 punishing the dissemination of images of police officers with malicious intent, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, announced, Thursday, November 26, the launch of ‘an independent commission responsible for rewriting the offending article. Chaired by Jean-Marie Burguburu, president of the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH), this committee of magistrates and others “Qualified personalities”, will return its work by the end of December, so that they can be integrated into the discussion of the text in the Senate.

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For those MPs who reluctantly voted for this article or tried unsuccessfully to amend it, the pill is bitter. Anger roars against a committee seen as a shameless bypass of Parliament. If in a letter to his troops, Christophe Castaner soberly says he has “Informs the Prime Minister of [son] astonishment “, in the internal Telegram loop of the deputies that The world was able to consult, we are indignant. “The insult to Parliament and the majority is devastating”exclaims the president of the Law Commission, Yaël Braun-Pivet (Yvelines). “It’s a humiliation”, abounds Naïma Moutchou (Val-d’Oise), its vice-president. “We are not doormats on which we wipe ourselves”, launches Aurore Bergé (Yvelines), while the deputy Guillaume Kasbarian (Eure-et-Loir) is surprised: “I must have missed a step, have we changed the normal process of building the law?” ” and another elected woman said to herself “Angry to be treated like a vulgar mop”.

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In Matignon, questioned on this commission to the taste of affront for the majority, it is explained that despite the prospect of“Improvement of the text by the parliamentary shuttle and the referral to the Constitutional Council if doubts should remain on the constitutionality of this device, we note that misunderstandings remain”. So we justify the need to “Expertise” a commission “Which will work on a wider perimeter than the sole issue of Article 24, in particular on the issue of the protection of journalists and the right to inform”. One way of responding to the president of LRM deputies, who asked the prime minister to broaden the scope of work.

“The Prime Minister is weak”

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