Alexis Delafontaine with AFP
9:47 a.m., June 30, 2022
Since Tuesday, the office of the National Assembly has been meeting to distribute the key positions of the Bourbon palace, such as vice-presidents, quaestors, or committee presidents. These positions, eminently political, also offer a much more pleasant lifestyle to those who occupy them. What advantages do they enjoy?
Eminently political positions, but also very comfortable. Since Tuesday, the office of the National Assembly has been meeting to distribute the key positions of the Bourbon palace, such as vice-presidents, quaestors, or committee presidents. What advantages do those who have been designated benefit from?
A large private mansion with a garden and a view of the Seine
By acceding to the presidency of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun-Pivet doubles her remuneration as a deputy. It goes from 7,230 euros to 14,500 euros gross per month. This new position allows him to reside in the sumptuous Hôtel de Lassay, a large private mansion with a garden and a view of the Seine. And all the provisions that go with it: chefs, wine cellars, reception rooms and always a driver available, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
5,000 euros gross additional for the quaestors
The three quaestors of the Assembly elected on Wednesday, Marie Guévenoux (Renaissance) and Éric Woerth (Renaissance) and Éric Ciotti (LR), are just as well off. These deputies, responsible, among other things, for the proper functioning of the finances of the Assembly, see 5,000 euros gross added to their allowance. And, thanks to this position, everyone lives in a 400 square meter apartment, a stone’s throw from the Palais Bourbon, with a large reception room and a butler. A driver, a secretary and an additional collaborator are also at their disposal.
Finally, the six vice-presidents are preparing to receive 1,050 euros gross in addition to their salary as a deputy. They are Valérie Rabault (PS), Elodie Jacquier-Laforge (MoDem), Naïma Moutchou (Horizons), Caroline Fiat (LFI), Sébastien Chenu (RN) and Hélène Laporte (RN).