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Prime Minister Gabriel Attal at the National Assembly in Paris on March 12, 2024.

He alone going through the nationwide illustration. As of April 3, Gabriel Attal will reply “ personally » to the deputies, during the question session to the government on Wednesday. Fifty years after the creation of the “QAG” by former President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, the heads of the political teams reached a compromise, Tuesday March 26, across the President (Renaissance) of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun -Pivet, so as to“experiment” for 5 weeks this new components which was, initially, removed from unanimously accepted.

Gabriel Attal, alone on the bench for 45 minutes, will reply ten questions from deputies – one per group – of two minutes every. This new components goals to “boost interest in QAG”, says these round Yaël Braun-Pivet, on the origin of this parliamentary innovation. In November 2023, the format had already modified with two classes, on Tuesday (one hour and fifteen minutes) and Wednesday (45 minutes), as an alternative of only one, longer, lasting two hours on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, across the desk, the 4 left-wing teams – “rebels”, ecologists, socialists and communists – spoke out in opposition to what they initially think about as an extra platform granted to the tenant of Matignon. “My fear is that this will end up as a kind of Attal show,” factors out the president of the Europe Ecologie-Les Verts group, Cyrielle Chatelain. That of the PS group, Boris Vallaud, refused to assist this new format which deprives deputies of the final phrase.

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More unexpectedly, the MoDem and Horizons additionally spoke out in opposition to this unprecedented train, impressed by the apply within the House of Commons within the United Kingdom. For Jean-Paul Mattei, president of the MoDem group, it’s a part of a “very vertical vision” of energy and “limits the ability of MPs to question ministers”but extra capable of present them with a exact reply. “Even if he is brilliant, Gabriel Attal will not be able to answer everything”observes the elected official from the Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

Doubts which are shared past the allies of the bulk. “I am not sure that it is the role of the Prime Minister to answer the most technical questions”confides Marc Ferracci, vice-president of the Renaissance group. “The idea is for it to be a very political session. If MPs use it to ask extremely technical questions, it will be of no interest”agrees Sylvain Maillard, president of the Renaissance group.

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