Abortion in the Constitution, ban on bullfighting: will LFI win its battles of the day in the Assembly?

On the agenda of the National Assembly this Thursday, November 24: the “parliamentary niche” of La France insoumise (LFI), a day allowing a minority group to set the agenda. An opportunity for the group to impose its themes.

Faced with hundreds of amendments, LFI deputies decided to focus on inclusion of the right to abortion in the Constitution and the ban on bullfighting, two proposals that are debating but that have the best chance of being voted on. The rebels therefore withdrew the first two texts that appeared on the agenda to maximize their chances of seeing the other proposals voted on: the first was a request for ” investigative committee “ on the “Uber Files” and the role of Emmanuel Macron in the establishment of Uber in France, and the second proposed the increase of the minimum wage to 1,600 euros net, a strong marker for the rebellious.

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Unless there is a new change in the agenda, the following proposals, for the reintegration of unvaccinated health personnel or the creation of a “autonomy allowance” for young people in training may also fall by the wayside for lack of time.

Abortion in the Constitution, shared objective

The delicate examination of the text aimed at protecting the right to abortion from any fundamental questioning, as recently in the United States or elsewhere in Europe, opened at 9 am. Whether the head of deputies LFI Mathilde Panot was indignant at a “undemocratic obstruction” of his opponents for “prevent any debate” on topics “major”the rebellious hope at least to go to the end of the text, despite the more than 250 amendments.

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The wish to engrave the right to abortion in the Constitution is indeed shared by a majority of deputies, including those of the presidential camp. Who intend to vote, a rare thing, in favor of the text of the rebellious.

Whatever happens this Thursday, LFI urges the government to introduce its own bill to constitutionalize abortion. A text coming from the government should also obtain downstream of the two hemicycles, but, unlike a parliamentary initiative text, it would not ultimately need to be submitted to a referendum. A step that many prefer to avoid, for fear that it will unleash passions, against a backdrop of mobilization of anti-abortion networks.

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“Pure and simple obstruction”

Another text that unleashes passions will also be discussed later in the day: a proposal for a total ban on bullfighting, presented by Aymeric Caron. However, its examination remains uncertain because the session ends at midnight.

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“If this text is not voted on or examined, it would be a shame for the national representation”, warns the deputy of Paris. But ” the fight “ against bullfighting “will continue the next day” with another initiative “which will interest the French”already promises the former journalist.

His bill was first rejected in committee November 16. On Wednesday, during a visit to the salon of the Association of Mayors of France (AMF), President Emmanuel Macron dismissed an immediate ban. He advocates the “conciliation” between the “local customs” and the “sensitivity” to the animal condition, rather than “the insult”.

But can the discussion take place? Despite its unique article, the text against bullfighting is covered with more than 500 amendments, mainly from elected RN and Renaissance officials from bullfighting regions. “Pure and simple obstruction”denounces LFI.

Abortion in the Constitution, ban on bullfighting: will LFI win its battles of the day in the Assembly?