For Manuel Bompard, “whatever our differences, the LR deputies must vote for this motion of censure”

Ophelie Artaud
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11:48 a.m., March 19, 2023

This Monday will be voted on two motions of censure to oppose the use of 49.3 to pass the pension reform. If the deputies of the Nupes and the RN affirmed that they voted that deposited by the Liot group, the missing votes could come from the LR. At the microphone of the Grand Rendez-vous, Manuel Bompard tried to convince the hesitant deputies to join them.

At 24 hours from the vote of the two motions of censure tabled against the government, each camp counts the votes. The motion tabled by the Liot parliamentary group the day after the use of 49.3 by Élisabeth Borne is the one that would have the best chance of succeeding: the deputies of the National Rally assured that they would support each motion tabled, and those of the Nupes also announced that they would vote for her. The few missing votes will then come from the deputies Les Républicains: if the leader of the party Éric Ciotti immediately affirmed that the deputies of his party would not vote for “any” motion of censure, several dissonant voices on the side of the right could all likewise support the opposition. But will there be enough of them to bring down the government?

Convince the LR deputies

In any case, this is what Manuel Bompard, the coordinator of France Insoumise and the Nupes deputy from Bouches-du-Rhône, hopes. Guest this Sunday in the Grand Rendez-vous d’Europe 1/ CNews/ The echoes, he agreed with the LR deputies to ask them to vote for the motion of censure, despite their political opposition. “Whatever the differences we may have, you (the LR deputies, editor’s note) must vote for this motion of censure because you cannot accept that the national representation be trampled underfoot as it has been”, to -he assures.

For the coordinator of LFI, even the LR deputies in favor of the pension reform had to vote for this motion of censure. “There, what you are asked to know is whether you agree with the method which was used with its passages in permanent force”, added Manuel Bompard.

“MPs will have a very heavy responsibility”

For the deputy of Bouches-du-Rhône, voting the same motion of censure as the LR parliamentarians as well as those of the National Rally does not mean that they share the same political “values”. “Ensuring that a motion of censure is voted on by deputies from Nupes, deputies from Liot, deputies from Les Républicains and deputies from the National Rally says nothing about an ability to govern together which obviously doesn’t exist,” he insisted.

“I vote a motion of censure with the objective that it be adopted and for it to be adopted, it is necessary that a majority of deputies vote it”, insisted Manuel Bompard. Before concluding: “the deputies will tomorrow have a very heavy responsibility”.


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