Pensions: for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, “the time has come to move on to popular censorship”
Alexis Delafontaine, edited by Loane Nader
The pension reform was adopted by Parliament following the rejection of the motion of censure, which is pushing left-wing elected officials to think of a new strategy to try to repeal all or part of the text of the law. This is why the deputies LFI and Nupes plan to seize the Constitutional Council this Tuesday morning.
After the rejection of a first motion of censure tabled by a transpartisan movement led by the LIOT group and a second by the National Rally, the major protesters of the pension reform are preparing for a new strategy to try to repeal the law, or at least a part. The Nupes deputies and more particularly those of France Insoumise, under the leadership of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, intend to seize the Constitutional Council this Tuesday morning.
The left also wishes to organize a referendum of shared initiative, a notably difficult challenge to carry out since this proposal requires the obtaining of more than 4 million signatures. The president of France Insoumise however sees a necessity in it and puts everything on popular pressure.
“The time has come for popular censorship”
“Since the process of parliamentary censorship has not worked, the time has come to move on to popular censorship. Under these conditions, it is by the methods of social democracy that the decision will have to be imposed. Because naturally, it is absolutely useless to moan at the feet of the prince to ask him to withdraw the law,” laments Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
A popular censorship which will therefore go through the radicalization of the movement with the blocking of refineries, oil depots or even the public sector such as the SNCF or National Education. A next deadline, the mobilization of Thursday, is already in the minds of opponents of the reform.