“To find a compromise, it takes two: the (opposition) group presidents said from the start that they would not vote for the finance bill. The blockage does not come from us, and you you showed well,” said the Prime Minister, according to comments reported by a participant.
However, “we must give the debate a chance, especially since the French do not like 49.3 very much. These tools, such as the requisition (in the refineries on strike, editor’s note), must be used with caution”, has she added.
The use of 49.3 will be “probably for tomorrow”, Wednesday, the last day of examination of the revenue part of the draft budget for 2023 by the Assembly, by virtue of “the constitutional deadline” provided for, indicated for his part the door- speech of the government, Olivier Véran, on France 2.
“Now we will see how the debates evolve during the day” on Tuesday, he warned.
Article 49.3 of the Constitution allows the executive to pass a text without a vote, unless a motion of censure is adopted.
“We cannot say that 49.3 is a forced passage: a motion of censure gives rise to a debate and a vote, it is a real democratic moment,” said the head of government.
“I know that this text can be ungrateful in its examination: thank you for holding the line and for uniting”, Ms. Borne again launched in the morning to the Macronist deputies, exhausted by a week of debates where government and majority have been repeatedly defeated.
“Our only defeats are linked to the inconsistency and irresponsibility of all the coalition oppositions. We have demonstrated the debate. We must go faster on the next texts”, then pleaded the patroness of the Renaissance deputies, Aurore Bergé , again according to reports.
Elisabeth Borne also said her mobilization on the other front of the moment, the fuel shortage. Mr. Véran did not rule out new requisitions during the day.
Asked about the interprofessional strike on Tuesday at the call of the CGT and FO in particular to demand a rise in wages, the government spokesman hinted that there would be no new increases in the public after those of the ‘summer. As for the private sector, “it is not up to the government to take over social dialogue in a private company”.