Macron threatens to dissolve Parliament over pension if impeachment motion is tabled

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Macron threatens to dissolve Parliament over pension if impeachment motion is tabled

Pension reform has long been a “thorn” for the Macron government

He even threatens to dissolve the Parliament the French president, Emmanuel Macron in the event of a motion of censure against the government by the opposition regarding the pension reform that the French government is trying to pass.

This was made clear by the French president during a dinner he hosted for government officials on the Champs-Élysées on Wednesday night.

The pension reform has long been a “thorn” for the Macron government as employers’ organizations, unions and parliamentary groups strongly react to its adoption.

However, Emmanuel Macron agreed to allow more time for consultations, arguing that the bill will be filed in the summer of 2023.

If in the end there is no majority in the National Assembly, the Macron government could theoretically use clause “49.3” of the Constitution which allows a government to pass laws even if it does not have a majority in parliament. However, such a move would trigger a censure motion from the opposition.

Asked if it was true that Macron had told those present at the Elysée dinner that he might seek early elections if his reform did not pass, the Labor Minister said: “The president believes that … if at some point the majority of the opposition parties come together to challenge the fall of the government, then it will be up to the French people.”

Immediate response from the opposition

“Do it!” replied to him on Twitter Marine Le Pen as soon as his intentions became known.

“Anytime. NUPES (Left Alliance) is ready to defeat you,” said Mathilde Panot, president of the “Insubordinate France” of neo-communist Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

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