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MP and leader of the Les Républicains party, Eric Ciotti, after the National Assembly adopted a motion to reject the immigration bill, in Paris, December 11, 2023.

Monday on the National Assembly, nobody sees them, however everybody solely talks about them. In the Quatre-Colonnes room, the elected representatives of the left (particularly) and the bulk (just a little) search the microphones and the cameras to, as desired, criticize, hit or ironize on these Republicans (LR) primarily liable for the cacophony round of the joint committee (CMP) liable for discovering an settlement on the immigration textual content. “We have the impression that LR is the majority, and Renaissance, the additional force, said the environmentalist deputy for Yvelines Benjamin Lucas, smiling. We are now waiting for Charles Pasqua’s RPR congress to deliberate. »

At his side, the socialist Boris Vallaud (substitute in this CMP) adds another layer. “They’re do-it-yourselfers. They worked all weekend and there is no agreement! » The Landes MP targets both the right and the majority, partners in this long parliamentary vaudeville, the continuation of which was to take place Tuesday morning, with the resumption of the CMP. In this play, no one takes on the role of the loser. This commission was to be a union of reasons, with an agreement negotiated point by point last week between the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, and the leaders of the right (Eric Ciotti for the party, Bruno Retailleau for the Senate and Olivier Marleix for the ‘Assembly).

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This was earlier than the proper withdrew on the final second. The motive ? She says she was fooled on the problem of customized housing help (APL). When he found the textual content submitted to the CMP, Monday at 5 p.m., Bruno Retailleau choked. He thought that the article drafted by the Senate which might prohibit entry to social advantages to foreigners included APLs, by conditioning their notion on 5 years of residence (thirty months for foreigners who work). “We discovered that APL had been reinstated in the list of benefits that foreigners can receives. This is not in line with the commitments given to us”denounces the elected official of Vendée on his X account. “At no time were the APL mentioned in the agreement”replies Renaissance MP for Yvelines Nadia Hai.

Objective, a complete political victory

Who’s telling the reality? In Eric Ciotti’s entourage, it’s emphasised that within the exchanges with Elisabeth Borne and her minister liable for relations with Parliament, Franck Riester, on Monday afternoon, the proper had transmitted to the chief a textual content explicitly together with the restriction APLs. By the time Matignon despatched again a modified model, the CMP had began, solely to instantly cease on the request of LR and their president.

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