“I prefer to focus on naturalization,” says Karl Olive


Solene Delinger
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8:49 a.m., August 12, 2022

Karl Olive was the guest of Europe 1 this Friday morning. At the microphone of Lionel Gougelot, the deputy Renaissance returned to the bill of his colleague Sacha Houlié, who wishes to grant the right to vote and stand as candidates in municipal elections to all foreigners, even non-Europeans. A measure to which Karl Olive will oppose.

Sacha Houlié’s bill divides the majority. The deputy Renaissance wishes to grant wishes to grant the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal elections to all foreigners, even non-Europeans. A measure marked on the left and which strongly displeases Karl Olive, Renaissance deputy for Yvelines. At the microphone of Lionel Gougelot this Friday morning on Europe 1, the latter prefers “to advance the cause of naturalization”.

“If they don’t want to be naturalized, I don’t see why on their power to vote”

“Personally, I am fully qualified for it,” he said on Europe 1. “I would prefer to advance the cause of naturalization. We have a certain number of inhabitants who wish to be naturalized from now on. None to do so, of course, with the help of the prefects. And to expedite this with the town halls”, he underlines.

“You don’t buy a vote with a tax”

On the other hand, Karl Olive affirms that this desire for naturalization is not the majority among foreigners. “It’s not a majority, obviously. But today we still have foreigners who do not wish to be naturalized French. As soon as they do not wish to be naturalized French, I do not see why we could be able to have them access to voting”. Karl Olive is therefore “totally inferior” to Sacha Houlié’s proposal because “we do not buy a vote with a tax”.

But, according to him, this proposal has despite everything “the merit of being posed”. And, “it will be mentioned, there will be a working group which will be done at the initiative of the president of the Renaissance group and we will see what happens next”, he concludes.


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