Elisabeth Borne said Thursday evening “very shocked” by the boos of the opposition in the hemicycle of the National Assembly, when she engaged the responsibility of her government on the pension reform by 49.3. This article allows the adoption of the text without a vote, but exposes the government to a motion of censure.
“I wasn’t angry. I was very shocked, ”said the Prime Minister on TF1. “Parliament, the National Assembly, is the place for debate. If we do not want to listen to each other, that reflects the fact that a certain number of groups do not respect our institutions (…) Chaos, disorder, it is the modest French who pay the consequences, ”she said. estimated.
“Not a personal issue”
For her, the use of 49.3 of the Constitution, which is the product of a “collective decision”, is “not a personal issue”. “It’s not a personal issue. What we are talking about is a crucial element of our social model and our ability to reform it to ensure its sustainability”.
She also judged, on the motions of censure in preparation, that they will be “subject to a vote” and that “this vote will ultimately be those who are for or those who are against the reform”.
4 out of 10 French people will not have to work until the age of 64, according to her
Elisabeth Borne assured that 4 out of 10 French people would not have to work until the age of 64. Garbage collectors, in particular, will have a staggered starting age, but at 59 and not 64. “I don’t want those who have difficult jobs to work until they are 64. »
After having engaged article 49.3, considered by the oppositions as a “forced passage”, she judged again that “the only method to find the best solutions for our country is to seek compromises, to listen trade unions”. “We have moved a lot” compared to our initial text, she assured.
She also said that she “never stopped talking” with the boss of the first French union, the CFDT, Laurent Berger, who called Thursday evening with all the other unions for a 9th day of strikes and demonstrations. Thursday March 23.