LREM deputies tabled an amendment calling for the application to the National Assembly of the bill relating to the health crisis. Accused of having opposed this principle, Richard Ferrand assures us that the text, once adopted, will be applied to it.
“Contrary to erroneous information circulating, the Presidency of the National Assembly recalls that as soon as the adoption of [la] law relating to the management of the health crisis, this one will obviously be applied to the National Assembly, in the respect of the parliamentary missions ”, underlined Richard Ferrand (LREM), in a communicated this July 21. The President of the National Assembly also underlined that the principle of “free exercise of the parliamentary mandate will be[ait] preserved ”.
Richard Ferrand reacted to information published by the newspaper Opinion, according to whom he was opposed to the amendment tabled by about fifty parliamentarians of the majority wishing that the deputies apply to themselves what they are preparing to vote for a part of the French. The daily claimed that it had invoked the fact that this proposal would not pass the filter of the Constitutional Council. Several voices were then raised, denouncing a double standard between the imposition of the health pass on citizens and the free will left to deputies.
The illustration of the limits of the “sanitary pass” solution: imposing it on deputies would be contrary to the Constitution. The deputies hold their right to sit electors, no one can hinder it.
Are citizens’ rights inferior?
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The Assembly: a “place of mixing”
In the explanatory memorandum to the amendment they are proposing, the deputies argue: “The National Assembly is a place of mixing of hundreds of people from different regions, it is a place particularly sensitive to contamination.”
The MoDem deputy of Var Philippe Michel-Kleisbauer, for his part, wants to go further, and has tabled an amendment to the health bill, examined on July 21 in the National Assembly, which aims to make vaccination compulsory for all parliamentarians.
He explained his approach to Var-Morning : “The principle is that of exemplarity, this must be a moral obligation for the members of the three constitutional assemblies which are the National Assembly, the Senate as well as the Economic, Social and Environmental Council. From April 2020, I spoke in this direction, with the exception of medical certificates issued by doctors for people who have contraindications. I hope that this amendment will be approved and that compulsory vaccination will be extended to the government in particular. The fourth wave is here, we are entering a new period of difficulty so we have to show responsibility and lead by example. ”