Covid-19: MEPs restore the schedule for the state of health emergency

In the aftermath of a resounding quack for the majority and lively debates, the deputies restored the schedule for the state of health emergency, allowing the government to take exceptional measures against the Covid-19 pandemic until February 16.

The whole text was adopted this Wednesday, November 4 in the early evening by 272 votes against 108, after often heated debates.It must be examined Thursday by the Senate, then come back for final adoption after a final reading at the Palace.Bourbon Saturday.

At the end of a second deliberation on article 1 of the bill, the government and its majority wiped out two opposition amendments voted on Tuesday evening, to everyone's surprise, setting in particular the limit of mid -December.

" Authoritarian regime "

This card of the rules of the Assembly, shot down by the government to erase the snub wiped the day before, was hardly in doubt but has earned the majority a new line of reproaches from the oppositions.consistent with what you are.You are building an authoritarian regime with a smile on your face, ”lambasted the leader of LFI deputies, Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

The deputies of the various oppositions had succeeded Tuesday evening in passing an amendment setting the deadline for this state of emergency on December 14 instead of February 16, to the chagrin of the government and its majority taken by surprise.The Senate, dominated by the right-wing opposition, had already limited the extension of the state of emergency to January 31 on Friday.

Posted Date: 2021-01-15

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