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Emmanuel Macron speaks during an interview in the television show “C à vous”, on France 5, at the Elysée, in Paris, December 20, 2023.

No, Emmanuel Macron sees nothing “dishonorable” to his motion. Accused by the left and a part of his camp of getting sacrificed republican values ​​to win the vote, the day earlier than, on the “immigration” legislation, the top of state, questioned by journalists from “C à vous”, on France 5, returns, this Wednesday, December 20, one after the other the blows which were dealt to him during the last twenty-four hours. ” Every time “, we specify on the Elysée.

Banging his fist on the desk, the President of the Republic “assume” this legislation he says “courageous”. Too dangerous if the textual content, modeled by The Republicans (LR), themselves seduced by the theses of the National Rally (RN), fractured its majority and shook sure ministers. Left-wing Macronists nervous concerning the questioning of the automaticity of land legislation, the introduction of “national preference” for the fee of household allowances and the extension of the factors for forfeiture of nationality. “Is this an ontological break? The reply is not any “scathes the tenant of the Elysée, evoking a text which aims to “fight against illegal immigration” and hears “ better integrate workers.

A real “ on the similar time », he congratulates himself, calling for “calm the spirits”. Describing the legislation as “shield that we lacked”, even when he rejects the fantasy of a migratory submergence, he assures that this textual content “ will allow us to fight against what fuels the National Rally “. “ If we do not want the RN to become responsible, we must address the problem that feeds it,” he insists.

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Let the far-right leader Marine Le Pen proclaim the “ideological victory” of the RN is a “bath boy maneuver”, he attacks. Of course, certain measures, “symbolic”, aimed at coaxing the LR, allies of circumstance, were able to “to shock consciences”, but they are in no way, he says, copied from the RN program. “What has the National Rally been asking for years? Make foreigners’ children pay for school. Do we do it in this text? No “, he defends, noting that there isn’t a query of reserving jobs for French individuals greater than for foreigners. Certainly, land legislation is not automated, however “is that this stunning?” »questions the top of state, explaining that “integration is a pact”.

“The debate has ignited”

“The debate has ignited”, observes Emmanuel Macron, noting the joy inside his personal ranks. Around sixty deputies from the presidential camp (Renaissance, Horizons, MoDem) voted towards the textual content or abstained the day earlier than within the National Assembly. Jean-Charles Larsonneur, deputy for Finistère, went additional asserting that he was leaving the Horizons group on Wednesday: “The dam is damaged, I say cease. »

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